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on: September 07, 2013, 05:04:28 PM
This is a painting of Rasnov Fortress, built in 1215. In its history, this fortress was conquered only once in a war in 1600. Today has about 15000 people living in and most it is preserved as a museum. This is one of the old streets inside the fortress.

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Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 05:15:46 PM
Doina, where is this fortress? I love old forts and castles.  :knight:    ;D

Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 05:38:33 PM
It is in Romania in the Transylvania side of the Carpathian Mountans/Fagaras Mountains. It is a fort that fought against all the invasions from North, Sounth, East and West. The Rasnov village located at the lower elevations has about 15,000 people. Just search Rasnov fortress pictures and you will be amazed of their beauty. I am adding only one, an aerial view, because I do not want to hog the site. Enjoy the picture, Doina

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Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 06:16:02 PM
 :heeha: WOW! I would love to see this in person. What an incredible setting, beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this.  :clap:
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Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 06:29:38 PM
When you want to go, let me know, I'll give you info. The only problem I see is that you can't go with the boat  >:D Those mountains are around the 2100 meters/6500 feet tall. Not far from there are more beautiful ones. I am going to attach just one more picture of Bran castle built in 1377. This is known as Vlad Tepes(wrongly called Dracula by western world). later on  when I'll have more experience in painting, I'll try to paint this one too. Here is the picture

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Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 03:52:53 AM
How beautiful. In order to get there I'd have to start buying lottery tickets..  :-\ ..I haven't seen any here. So this is most likely as close as I'll ever get. Thankyou Doina. I'll have to do my travelling online.  ;D
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Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 07:46:11 AM
 Wow well done Doina I like the scene very much and adding the history about it really gives it atmosphere thank you for the in depth of your work look forward to seeing much more.  Ray
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Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 07:55:48 AM
yes really well done doina, and thankyou for telling us the history about this fortress. love it  :yippee:
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Reply #8 on: September 11, 2013, 08:50:19 AM
Nice job Doina!
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Reply #9 on: September 14, 2013, 07:27:59 AM
What a lovely painting, and a totally awesome photo of Drac's castle!!  I'd love to paint this myself!  I saw a documentary on this castle a few weeks ago in National Geographic. It would be a really cool place to visit, I think! 
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Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 01:43:16 PM
Wow, Doina, very interesting and beautiful photographs. Thanks for posting and for the history.  Patricia
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Reply #11 on: December 16, 2013, 11:42:42 PM
This is known as Vlad Tepes(wrongly called Dracula by western world).

I believe this is incorrect, Doina.
Dracula was his patronymic - from Drăculești
Țepeș (the Impaler) was a descriptive name given after his death.
Ray


 

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