September 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm (Transylvania)
Tags: beautiful countries, carpathian apuseni mountains, eastern europe villages, european, romania landscapes, romanian mountains, transylvania romania, wooden churches
Salciua is a small commune in Alba county, in the Apuseni moutains near Aries river. It has one of the most pittoresque transylvanian landscapes – with mountains, dense forests, fertile lands, caves (biggest bat colony in Europe and largest waterfall), rivers, valleys, limestone landscapes, waterfalls…
*a few attractions – Huda lui Papara cave, Vanatarile Ponorului reservation, Poarta Zmeilor cave, Sipote waterfall, Subpiatra wooden church, Dalbina waterfall, Scarita Belioara reservation, Cuvioasa Parascheva wooden church
August 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm (Banat, Maramures, Moldavia, Muntenia, Oltenia, Transylvania)
Tags: beautiful europe, capra neagra, capre negre carpathian chamois, european landscape, fauna, romania landscapes, roumanie, rumania romenia, rumänien, wild animals, wilderness
The chamois is a species of goat antelope that lives in mountainous areas. Nine subspecies of chamois can be found throughout Europe and southwestern Asia.
Carpathian chamois or Capra Neagra (Rupicapra rupicapra carpatica) is adapted to living in the rugged, rocky terrain of the Carpathian mountains. Its specially adapted hooves have soft elastic soles to keep the animal from slipping.
The chamois was once common throughout central and southern Europe, but hunting for meat and trophies has caused many populations to become severally depleted or even extinct.
Note* A quick Google Image search of the term “carpathian chamois” will bring up results that say it all. Seeing as the Carpathian chamois is an endangered species in many parts of Romania – NO TO HUNTING!
August 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm (Dobrogea)
Tags: constanta beach, marea neagra inghetata, most beautiful european landscapes, romania landscapes, romanian beaches, romanians, rumänien roumanie romenia rumania
The frozen winter landscape on the Black Sea coast, Romania
*Frozen sea waves are not an uncommon phenomenon in Romania, but 2012 was a year of extreme weather, with record temperatures of minus 30 degrees Celsius and the biggest snowfall in 50 years.
* proof to the extreme weather – Villages covered in snow (literally)