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|in the world, this place is known as "Dracula Castle" (I'm sure you know "him" from the films:) but it's nothing scarry in it, it's just a beautiful medieval castle... in one of the most beautiful places in Roamania: Bran. If you ever came in our country, you have to travel in this area, it's the paradise of the nature:)|
This fortified medieval castle, often referred to as Dracula's Castle, was built in 1377 to protect nearby Brasov from invaders. It also served as a customs station.
The castle's rooms and towers surround an inner courtyard. Some rooms are connected through underground passages to the inner court. In 1920, the people of Brasov who owned the castle offered it as a gift to Queen Maria of Romania, and the castle soon became her favorite residence.
Bran is home to a rich collection of Romanian and foreign furniture and art items from the 14th-19th Centuries. The castle sits high atop a 200 ft. tall rock overlooking the picturesque village of Bran. On the grounds below there is an open-air ethnographic museum of old village buildings with exhibits of furniture, household objects and costumes.
Location: the village of Bran, 16 miles southwest of Brasov.
Open: Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Access: road.
Nearby attractions: the city of Brasov (16 miles), Peles Castle (35 miles), Rasnov Fortress (7 miles), ski resorts in Predeal (15 miles) and Poiana Brasov (10 miles), Bucharest (110 miles), Sighisoara (88 miles), Sibiu (96 miles).
Accommodation near Bran Castle: www.eBran.ro, www.inMoeciu.ro
from here: http://www.romaniatourism.com/castles.html
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Hi Anca, great informative note ! What I like in this pic is the division of black and white by the green, love the textures too.
Beautiful composition, Anca! I love images with stairs, I don't feel bad about trees neither... So this one I just have to appreciate, right? Good colours and details in this interesting subject!
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nice compo Anca and useful note :)
I like the textures
- [2005-12-28 3:53]
tres belle photo avec un joli équilibre des couleurs et de la lumière
very beautiful photograph with a pretty balance of the colors and light
- [2005-12-28 4:15]
this is a great shot Anca
good compo & the dracula castle is indeed a very romantic castle. (I was there).
- [2005-12-28 6:36]
it looks that during the day the castle is not so scary:)) its very pretty place and nice photo:)
- [2006-02-15 17:24]
Vous avez réussi un contrôle parfait de la lumière, car les zones sombres et claires sont aussi bien visualisées.
Cette photo exprime un certain romantisme, malgré la mauvaise réputaion du propriétaire !
- [2006-07-16 18:42]
- [2014-04-27 11:00]
All three elements are stunning, and the stairs are kind of scary :)
The picture is well composed, nice croping.