Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rasnov Fortress (I) - Castle and Fortress in Romania



 














Rasnov Fortress
Location: Transylvania – Central Romania
Nearby large towns: Brasov (9 miles northeast)

Rasnov Fortress, is located  in the Carpathian Mountains, 650 ft. above the town of Rasnov. First mentioned in an official document in 1331, the fortress was built by Teutonic Knights as protection against invading Tartars. Strategically located on the commercial route linking the provinces of Transylvania and Walachia, Rasnov differs from other Saxon fortresses in that it was designed as a place of refuge over extended periods of time. As such, it had at least 30 houses, a school, a chapel and other buildings more commonly associated with a village.
The fortress was last used as a place of refuge during the revolution of 1848 and was abandoned after that.



Dire Straits-Brothers in arms

34 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Good serie again...... well done.

greetings, Joop

karina said...

*****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Victor Mihiş said...

ca de obicei, o serie frumoasă :) Spor!

Rocket Man said...

Nice series and the history lesson was interesting, as well.

Andras said...

Foarte frumos, am fost si eu cu multi ani in urma!

ADRIAN said...

Trust me to try and follow this. These are absolutely brilliant. I'll cinvert mine to mono. No I won't I like colour. Have a good and productive time in Vienna.

se-cret said...

Impunătoare și mai enigmatică în alb negru.Frumoasă serie de fotografii.

Superb said...

La cate cuvinte de lauda ai, nici nu stiu daca sa mai zic si eu ceva sau nu. :)

Traveling Hawk said...

Foarte reusita serie. Arata ca niste fotografii vechi, imi plac.

ionelmuscalu said...

Extraordinara perspectiva! Am fost acolo, am atins pietrele acelea si am descoperit un loc nou prin fotografiile acestea.

Flohbock said...

wow... amazing shots!

joo said...

It's an impressive fortress and your photos are fabulous!
greetings:)

Luzia said...

A little bit spooky but very nice!!! Hugs from Luzia.

Ursus said...

you have very beautiful pictures and your blog like me. the black - white pictures are my favorites ...
dear greeting from Switzerland

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Amazing skies, architecture, trees, doorway, composition, lamp shot and text .... did I leave anything out ?!
regards, J

Brosu Constantin said...

Excelente fotografiile!
Cetatea Râşnov cu toată istoria fabuloasă, se pare că este o mică parte dintr-o uriaşă cetate dacică... păcat că nu se vrea să se cerceteze mai mult vestigiile...
Felicitări pentru abordarea în sepia a fotografiilor!

Cloudia said...

Bravo




Aloha from Hawaii

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pharaonx said...

Inca odata m-ai surprins.Credeam ca la Cetatea Rasnov am vazut cam toate unghiurile si culorile posibile in fotografii pe net. La tine alb negru i-a redat maretia si aerul stravechi.Frumos lucrat.

Bitch said...

Good sequences of images and history!
Greetings!

Alberto Oliver said...

No doubt about it, i have to say it again,, we have a magician, a super star here,,you Wind, your skills have no limits. absolutely stunning, in color, in BW, what a delight to see your work...=)
=) =)
may you have a great day and neverending inspiration!!

Ignacio Santana said...

Un gran lugar para tomar fotografías...las tuyas son muy buenas!!!

Un abrazo!!! ;)

Picturit said...

You truly are a master of mono.

Clint said...

Beautiful, Wind! Haunting pictures of historic old sites. I can almost see and feel the spirits of ages past in your work. Thank you!

ANRAFERA said...

Beautiful photographies of a beautiful place. I like very much the accused that you have applied to him. Congratulations and graces for these places showing us. Regards
Ramon.
P.D.: Precious the song " Broteher in Arms "

Claudia said...

O serie excelenta!
Am privit cu interes imaginile, pentru ca, trebuie sa recunosc, nu am calcat prin aceste locuri...

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

I'm glad you show these pictures in B/W - well done

Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA said...

Superbe imagini! Farmecul indemodabil al fotografiei alb-negru facuta cu talent ;)

Flourishing Networks said...

WOW these are amazing!! I am a big fan of black and white photos!!!

Rizalenio said...

As always, breathtaking images. Worth visiting from time to time.

Ignacio Santana said...

Muy buena serie...con un procesado estupendo...me gusta!!!

Un abrazo!!! ;)

Gabriela Pana said...

super fain!!!turisti fascinati de istoria locului...zidurile suiera parca povesti cu a fost odata....Un sfarsit de saptamana excelent!

ρομπερτ said...

Once there were kings and queens, poets and letters written with ink ... what a joy to travel through time and space. Thank you. Please have a good weekend.

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cartim said...

Am fost recent acolo, am ramas dezamagit fata de ceea ce vazusem cu doi ani inainte parea o amintire. Era mai frumos amenajat , acum sunt doar ruinele si mai nimic amenajat, ar trebuie facute si niste lucrari de intarire a zidurilor...

Week end placut si te asteptam inapoi, oricum iti doresc numai bine oriunde ai fii !!!

DaddyNoBucks said...

So dramatic, I love the tones, and thanks for the background info.

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