Over Borgo Pass to Moldavia
and Bran Castle
About half the population was cutting hay with sickles and loading
We made it to the top of Borgo Pass and 'Dracula's Castle' (a Disney
in a thunderstorm. Work continued at the top of the pass.
Not quite the 'Dark Transilvanian forest, but the mist was here.
Dracula lived about 150 miles north of the real Dracula (Vlad Tepes).
This is Moldavia (part of Romania) on the East side of the pass.
more Hungarians and not as friendly as Transilvania.
Horse and cart still was a main form of transportation.
This made motorized travel pretty slow. We averaged about
Brashov was the second largest City, and a prize during Dracula's
Luther was ever present in the Protestant Churches.
Using a technique found in one of Dave Barry's Books (a humorist),
a chalk mark on all the Cathedrals, to make sure we we're being
led to them
twice, by practical joking tourguides.!
The primative art was good too. This was a window painting
Bran Castle was in a great stategic position to block the route
Vlad's Castle in Targoviste to Brasov.
It had secret passages and a commanding view.
The last person to live in it was Queen Marie in the early 1900's.
It was pretty cozy.
Couldn't resist a picture of this old phonograph 'horn'.
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