Rural pictures of Romania

A well in the Banat region

A well in the Banat region

I’ve been several times to Romania.
I like the beauty of its landscapes, the easy-going way-of-life, and the friendship and extreme hospitality of its citizens.

Country landscape somewhere in Romania's Moldavia

Country landscape somewhere in Romania’s Moldavia (not to be confused with the independent state with the same name)

Romania never completely enjoyed the benefits from moving from a communist regime into a capitalistic economy and it has been severely hit by the economic crisis. As a result, Romania is rather poor at the moment, it doesn’t have a large industry sector and experiences a diaspora of work force toward other countries.

A monument depicting a sickle in Transylvania

A monument depicting a sickle in Transylvania

A monument dating back to the communist era in Banat

A monument dating back to the communist era in Banat

For those of you who are religious, Romania can be a place you would love due to the deep religiosity permeating its people.

Ortodox church's dome renovation in Făgăraș, Transylvania

Ortodox church’s dome renovation in Făgăraș, Transylvania

A very remarkable trait of Romania is that it is the only country in Eastern Europe to have developed a romance language. A romance language in the middle of a Slavic ocean. In fact, Romanians literally means people belonging to Rome, intended as Roman Empire. Some dialects from central Romania sound to me like listening to Julius Caesar in person.

A barn-and-church in Transylvania

A barn-and-church in Transylvania

Unfortunately the country is internationally famous as the land of Dracula, a feature that infuriates its citizens, since there is so much more to know about and to enjoy in this beautiful country rather than just identifying it with a legend on a bloodthirsty character whose name literally means “the devil” (which for a religious and peace-loving country, is something really bad).

An ATM in Romanian Moldavia

An ATM in Romanian Moldavia

County limit sign

County limit sign in Transylvania

An old transmission tower near Constanta

An old transmission tower near Constanța, Dobruja region, on the Black Sea coast

Train in Romania

A train approaching a station near Constanța at slow speed

A stork's nest in Transylvania

A stork’s nest in Transylvania

An unidentified insect flying on flowers, somewhere in the Banat region

An unidentified insect flying on flowers, somewhere in the Banat region

Country village in Transylvania

Country village in Transylvania

4 Thoughts on “Rural pictures of Romania

  1. Beautiful photos and insightful commentary of Romania. I would love to explore this country, especially its stunning countryside.

    It’s interesting that its people hold Dracula in a negative light… it’s a great book, and although Romania is certainly so much more than what is depicted in Dracula, it has surely encouraged tourism, and put it on the literary map!
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    • Thank you so much, Shing! More on Romania in the future.
      I definitely can advice to visit this country. The quite low prices (if compared to the one of western world) are also a good reason.
      Welcome to Any Latitude!

  2. I remember my husband saying how much he liked Romania’s countryside. Those trolling hills in your photos look beautiful.
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