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Braşov, Transylvania

Council Square and the Towers

Alleyway leading from Council SquareAlleyway next to Council Square, Braşov The White Tower at nightThe White Tower at night Braşov's Black Tower at nightThe Black Tower at night

Erm...yes, the black tower looks more white than black. I've read different accounts of the origination of the name; one that it's due to the black roof, and another that it's because the walls were blackened after a fire caused by a lightning strike. Both towers were built in the 15th Century and are alongside Strada Dupa Ziduri.

Church in Mihai Viteazul StreetChurch in Mihai Viteazul Street Bike outside The Council House in Council SquareBike outside The Council House Catherine's Gate (Poarta Ecaterinei), the only one of the city gates remaining from medieval timesCatherine's Gate, Braşov

Braşov from Above

View over Braşov from a cable car rising up Mt. TampaView over Braşov from a cable car rising up Mt. Tampa

The White Tower can be seen toward the centre of the photo with Council Square just beneath, and the Black Tower to the left. And there are the city walls in the foreground at the base of the trees.

Looking down to Council Square through the 'A' of Braşov's Hollywood-style signLooking down to Council Square from Braşov's Hollywood-style sign Aerial view of Council Square from Mt. TampaCouncil Square, taken from Mt. Tampa

Council Square (Piata Sfatului) is Braşov's main square. As well as building the hostel, the guy who owned the hostel I stayed at in Braşov built Council Square's fountain too. He was quite matter-of-fact about it but I thought it was awesome!

Looking down on a farm from Mt. TampaLooking down on a farm from Mt. Tampa

Graveyards and Darkness

It's a graveyardGraveyard St. Nicholas Church and a more interesting graveyard,
where the graves nestle right next to house roofs
Graveyard at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Street at nightDark street

Photos taken with the Canon Powershot S5 IS bridge camera.


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