Sunday, August 7, 2011

Viscri, Transylvania and HRH The Prince of Wales









































This post was made in case you thought there
was nothing to be done in and around Romania.


Visiting Viscri, in central Romania, is like journeying into the past —
 to a medieval landscape and existence that has been bypassed by all things modern.

The village of Viscri (German: Deutschweißkirch is part of Buneşti commune in Romania.
The village is small, with a population of roughly 400 people and  is part of the Saxon villages
with fortified churches in Transylvania ( the name "Transylvania" is Latin for "Beyond the Forest") , designated in 1993 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

In 2006, The Prince of Wales bought and restored two 18th Century Saxon houses
 in the Transylvanian villages of Malancrav and Viscri
to help protect the unique way of life that has existed
for hundreds of years and promote sustainable tourism.
His Royal Highness , Charles - The Prince of Wales  has a long-standing interest in Romania and has visited the country
regularly since his first visit in 1998.

Viscri
London Evening Standard






.leckeres fur mensch und katze

46 comments:

smalldot said...

frumoasa serie

Joop Zand said...

Great shots with very nice light and colors.

greetings, Joop

James said...

It looks like a very beautiful place!
Wonderful photos!

ADRIAN said...

It is a beautiful place.......I cannot imagine how hard life must be there in winter.

Clint said...

Great shots, Wind! Very unique. I did not know of the Prince of Wales' involvement. Most interesting.

Trevor said...

Wonderful images.... I had know idea of HRH The Prince of Wales' interest in the area...I have learnt something here- thanks for sharing with us all...

-Trevor

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Great post, wonderful photos! LG Tina

Bob Bushell said...

The photos of landscapes are superb, well done.

Marias Teater said...

Who could think it is nothing to do in Romania? I love all the pictures, especially the calming nature and old houses with their fantastic roofs.

Elisa said...

This place is absolutely wonderful
Elisa, from Argentina

Cătălin said...

Puii de barză sunt destul de măricei. Cam pe la finalul lunii iulie să fi trecut pe acolo...

Hilda R.B said...

What a beautiful place. And the series of photos are great. Love the field.

Victor said...

frumoasă coborâre în linişte, în seninătate, în ancestralul imperturbabil
săptămână frumoasă să ai
ai grijă de tine

Traveling Hawk said...

idilicul sat transilvanean, oaza de liniste si rezervor de energii...partea mai putin stiuta a Romaniei, foarte apreciata de straini...

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shots Wind!

joo said...

This place is gorgeous and I really want to visit it again! There's so much to do and see in your country!

Elin said...

Such beautiful light in these photos, especially of the field. Lovely.

Al said...

That is beautiful, it really does look like it's from another time.

Noke said...

Wie eine Reise in die Vergangenheit sehr schöne Bilder.

Gruß
Noke

Magia da Inês said...

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。°✿Amiga,

A série de fotos está super incrível.

Que lugar mais lindo, as paisagens são um capricho da natureza, adorei as flores do campo.

Deixo um abraço carinhoso.
Boa semana! ჱܓ

。°✿Beijinhos.
°º✿ Brasil.
º° ✿✿♥ ° ·.

Bibliotecaru said...

Parcă se aude ciocârlia.

Carola said...

Wonderful photos. Romania is so beautiful.

Windsmoke. said...

Fantastic photos, i especially like the photos of the wide open landscapes very green and wonderful and the huge bird's nest :-).

ρομπερτ said...

Can't tell you how much I long to be able to visit your country.

Cristina said...

Bellissimi paesaggi con dolci colline e il paese sembra finto tanto è carino con le sue casette dai tetti rossi. Bella serie fotografica! Brava! Ciao Cri

Fram Actual said...

The walled compound with the wooden gate is what I need, Wind. Is it available? Some of the countryside has the look of a land where someone could mount a horse and ride forever and ever.

I like the first photograph best, the hillside with its trees, but, as always, the artistry in your work is evident in every one of your shots.

You are a most excellent guide to the history and the beauty of Romania.

Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA said...

Doamne, ca frumos e!

Anita said...

very interesting Wind.At my first reading I thought you did think of the battle ship..prince of wales..since iam reading alot of history at the moment.i really dont understand the changes and division that were made to eastern blocks around 1?or2 world war..but howrever.it is a beautiful place..reminds me of my own country..but what do you think..is the monarcky seeing its end in England??many wants a republic..well this was a little out of the record..I enjoy your post at frams place..please continue with that..brings alot of happiness to many..and thts what life is all about right??sharing happiness and good things in our families with our children and friends..then we can talk to change the world..ok...once more out of the record..It is a looooong way to Tipparary..hoooho!
Have a beautiful day Wind!

Rizalenio said...

What a wonderful world. I want to live here.

photonature2010 said...

reuşite. îmi plac.

Gabriela Pana said...

frumoase locuri ....superba serie...o vara faina!

Ruth B. said...

Great series beautiful colors and light.

Greetings

Ishtar said...

Foarte frumos!ce rol au bolovanii ăia de râu de lângă porţi?

Narnia said...

Faie imagini, ca de obicei. Nu stiam de implicarea printului de Wales, a fost o surpriza. Stii, am asa un mare offf... am fost in atatea locuri istorice, in diverse tari, locuri care sunt bine pomovate si vizitate de mii de oameni. De fiecare data cand merg intr-un loc nou, ma gandesc ca si noi avem, poate chiar mai faine decat altii, si noi am putea sa exploatam istoria, peisajele, marea,vremea frumoasa, muntele, tot ce tine de atractie turistica ...slava Domnului, am avea cu ce sa satisfacem marea majoritate a preferintelor. Si totusi ... preferam sa irosim ce avem, sa oferim servicii deplorabile, astfel incat pana si romanii merg in concediu prin alte locuri. E un lucru pe care nu resusesc sa-l inteleg.

Mr. Paparazzo said...

Beautiful landscapes, and the village photos are also very interesting. They are so peaceful! I like all of them!

cartim said...

Este foarte frumos, de fapt Transilvania este deosebita...
S-au pastrat foarte bine casele , cetatiile si bisericile , totul este aproapenealterat...

Tricia said...

gorgeous country & shots! =)

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with PicStory* :) Have a great week! LG Tina

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ANRAFERA said...

Bellos lugares los que nos muestras a través de estas fotografías.
Me encanta la luz y tonalidades que has captado en cada una de ellas.
Saludo cordial.
Ramón

ANRAFERA said...

Bellos lugares los que nos muestras a través de estas fotografías.
Me encanta la luz y tonalidades que has captado en cada una de ellas.
Saludo cordial.
Ramón

robert said...

Mie, in primul rand, aceste fotografii imi dau o stare de liniste ... acea liniste pe care o gasesti numai la sate.
Foarte faine toate!

Nukke said...

Yikes, Transylvania ! But it looks like a very beautiful place (did you saw him :)

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Wonderful white buildings an slate roofs. It must be a special place if Prince Charles is involved. He always puts his hand to worthwhile projects away from his official Royal business.

Scented Leaf said...

In Romania will be always something to see and do, and Viscri seems to be a perfect place to enjoy the magic of its land.

Anonymous said...

One of the most beautiful places on earth.... you must go there to see the real beauty... I'm not surprised that Prince Charles loves the place!!! wow