Romania Photos – Sept/Oct 2003 Trip

On October 28, 2010, in Galleries, by lisa

Photos from my Sept/Oct 2003 trip to Romania

This was a research trip for two paranormal historicals, COME TO ME and DREAM OF ME, Sept. and Oct. ’04, respectively. And no, there are no vampires in these books! They are set in the years just before Vlad the Impaler (a.k.a. Dracula) was born.

A horse grazing on a hill near Hunedoara Castle. What you can't see in this photo is that there is a wasteland of a defunct industrial town on the other side of the castle. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

Trying out that favorite of the Romanian lunch menu, Tripe Soup. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

Horses are still used to do most of the farm work. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

Bran Castle, often mistaken for Dracula's Castle. It's actually quite a charming place, a favorite of Queen Marie, back in the late 1800's. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

Decorations outside Caru cu Bere restaurant ("Beer Cart"), in Bucharest. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

Horse carts in Bicaz Gorge, in the Carpathian Mountains. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

Playing ghost in a graveyard in Transylvania. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

In Maramures, north of Transylvania. A peasant woman invited us into her home, and insisted on dressing me in some of her Easter finery. And it WAS fine -- the handwork on that blouse was astonishing. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

Pastures in the northern part of the country. What look like fences are actually racks for drying hay, which is cut by hand. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

Many of the gardens had brilliant flowers. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

A peasant couple, in their front garden. Bill will send them a copy of this photo, and our guide tells us that when his letter comes from America, the couple will be the topic of village conversation for many weeks. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

A weaver standing in her Easter finery in front of the rug she wove, and which I bought. Usually she sells them to villagers, as they are a popular gift for new brides. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

A passageway leading up to the gate in the clocktower in Sighisoara. Sighisoara is the birthplace of Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler, a.k.a. Dracula. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

Me, our guide Aurelian (flying by), and photographer/travel-buddy Bill in Sighisoara. Photo by Bill Yeaton, copyright 2003

To see more of Bill Yeaton’s travels, visit his website HERE.

Interested in seeing Romania?  Soft Ride was the company I used. 

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