The fortress at Rasnov

There is a fortress near Brasov, built above a village-turned-town. It's called Rasnov and it's been there since early medieval times. The citadel was built as part of a defence system for the Transylvanian villages exposed to outside invasions. A decisive aspect for building the citadel on the actual location was the route of the [...]

Winter in Poiana Brasov and Brasov

Ligia and I got to spend a bit of time in Poiana Brasov recently. Following are a few photos I took as we visited the mountain resort after some significant snowfall. Naturally, everything was blanketed in the smooth, powdery white stuff, and the light just happened to be perfect. Incidentally, these are some of the [...]

Brasov, as seen from the mountains

When you travel through Brasov (Romania), you notice two things: the wonderful medieval buildings and the mountains that surround the city. But there's another way to see the city -- from those same mountains that surround it. If you take the road toward Poiana Brasov, a mountain resort that sits perched atop those mountains, about [...]