Rural Romania

all photos © Ed Noonan 2005
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Trains at Kaleti Station, Budapest, Hungary. We headed from Budapest to Brasov, Romania.
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Passengers at the confusing Kaleti Station.

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Window at Kaleti Station.

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First Class passenger car.
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Americans Josh & Amy heading to the same wedding in Brasov.
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Kerry & JoAnn

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Lökösháza, Hungary.

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Border station at Curtici, Romania (near Arad).

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Soviet era architecture in western Romania.

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Soviet era factory - many of them were apparently abandoned.

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Track pants seemed popular in rural Romania, but people are dressing more alike all over the world.

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Typical farm field in Western Romania after a period of heavy rains.

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Branisca, Romania. At every station, a railroad employee stood at attention as we went by.

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Typical Romanian village, but note power lines and satellite dish at this house.

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Romanian farm fields.

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Deva, Romania train station (note track pants again).

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Over the course of our 11 hour train trip, we stopped at many small towns, but were never able to get off.

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Simeria, Romania - note US athletic team clothing.

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Same seats, more traditional attire.

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Curtains in our compartment flap as we round a bend. The windows were open as it was stifling hot: about 30° C (86° F).

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Other than the pneumatic tires and ball caps, this scene appears unchanged since the Saxons headed to the British Isles in the 5th century.

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Horse drawn plows and carts were the dominant farm implements seen from the railroad in rural Romania

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The Romanian countryside was beautiful and the land appeared fertile.

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Romanian countryside.

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Sheep.

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Rural Romanian village. Unpaved roads were common. Some villages appeared not to have electricity.

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And then we reached Brasov, a western City complete with McDonald's. Republicii Street.

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Scottish Pub, Brasov.

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This little Brasov walk-up patiserie seemed to be busy at all hours. Their baked goods were fabulous.

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Pia†a Sfatului (central square), Brasov.

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