Rural Romania
all photos © Ed Noonan 2005
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Republicii Street, Brasov, a pedestrian-only promenade. There were occasional vehicles.

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Terra cotta tiled roofs of Brasov.

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15th century defensive wall and bastion, Brasov. Built in the 15th century to protect the city from the Turks.

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View of city from cable car on Mt. Tâmpa, Brasov, Romania.

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Piata Sfatului from Mt. Tâmpa, Brasov, Romania

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Tâmpa Cable Car, Mt. Tâmpa, Brasov

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Peles Castle - summer residence of King Carol I (Romania's longest reigning monarch) - built 1875-1914, it was the first castle to have central heating and electricity.

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Peles Castle.

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Statue at Peles Castle. Inside are suits of armor, swords and incredible interior decor, but no photos allowed inside.

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Worn out at Peles Castle.

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View from 2,400 Meters.

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Worn out at the top of the mountain.

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Modern and ancient conveyances coexist.

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Bran Castle, commonly Known as "Dracula's Castle," the 1382 Bran Castel was not built by Vlad Tepes, the prince upon whom the fictional character Dracula was based.

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Romania is eager to join the EU. Super stores, Mercedes dealers and heavy traffic signal development is already progressing.

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The Transylvanian Alps are very similar to the Swiss Alps.

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Ski resort town in the Transylvanian Alps.

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Bucharest Airport for our flight to Franfort and home.

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