Ligia and I went on a refreshing evening walk with friends last night, during a wonderful snowfall which lasted through the night and covered everything in about a foot of snow by morning. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and of course I took photos, lots of them. This is the center of the town, the place … Continue reading A snowy evening walk in Medias
This is video from a sledding outing with our friends, near Medias, Romania. Remember sledding? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lluQ6ZS9R3M I ask the question because most people look at me funny when I talk to them about hauling an old-fashioned sled up a hill, then sliding down said hill at great speeds, only to repeat the process until completely … Continue reading Sledding is fun!
Ligia and I went on a walk in one of the beech forests near Medias on Christmas Eve. This is a video I filmed during our walk. I loved the clear, crisp air and the quiet, punctuated at times by snow powder falling from the trees or the barking of distant dogs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVspcp8mP7M The background … Continue reading A walk in a snowy forest
The central plaza in the city of Medias (Southern Transilvania, Romania) is called Piata Regele Ferdinand (King Ferdinand Plaza). This is what it looks like in winter, during a snowfall. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XywfSnDW1k8 That's what it would look like this winter as well, if there were some snow around. I recorded this video almost a year ago … Continue reading Piata Regele Ferdinand in Winter
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 … Continue reading Brasov, as seen from the mountains
Transalpina is the highest road in Romania. It's also quite possibly its most picturesque; it certainly offers the most beautiful sights I've seen in Romania so far. It connects Transilvania to Oltenia, and the official length of the entire road is 148 km from Novaci to Sebes, although only a stretch of 30-40 km travels … Continue reading First snow on the Transalpina Road
This (long-awaited) episode presents the story of Paul Hemmerth, a Saxon born and raised in Romania during Ceausescu's regime, who emigrated to Germany with his family at the age of fourteen, and who came back, drawn inexplicably by the land of his birth, to spend as much time as he can, each year, in the … Continue reading Romania Through Their Eyes – Paul Hemmerth