Sulina – one of the 3 channels through which the Danube river (longest river of Europe) flows into the Black Sea.
The Danube river begins its long journey flowing from Germany’s Black Forest through Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine and Moldova.
In Romania, Danube finds its gateway into the Black Sea through 3 channels, where it also forms the Danube Delta nearby.
‘The mouths of Danube”, where the river flows into the Black Sea
Lighthouse (built XVIII century)
Old abandoned structures lie everywhere in Sulina
Not far from the beach lies the old cemetery of Sulina, where people of Christian, Muslim and Jewish religion are buried. Also, various different nationalities and other denominations found their resting place here.
The old carriage which used to be drawn by 4 black horses
Italian – “Pregate per lui” meaning “Pray for him”
Entire English crew
Princess Ecaterina Moruzi
“The two drowned sisters”
“K island”, island formed in 2000, also called “Birds Island” due to the fact that colonies of thousands of birds usually gather here
Old postcards/ photos of Sulina
In 1878, after the Russian-Turkish War where the Western Powers intervened, the the Russian competition from the area and the Ottoman monopoly were removed, and the new Romanian state fell in the economic sphere of Western interests. The European Commission of the Danube was born and the Danube navigation channel became an international water route. Towns like Galati, Sulina and Constanta became cosmopolitan centers, and control over trade and exports went from the Ottomans to British and Jewish merchants. The cereal crisis in Great Britain was ameliorated and Western Powers had new maritime commercial routes.