We made a beeline for Piata Sfatului, a huge square just a couple of minutes from our hostel, that made us think we were back in
|Can't beat a tiny one lei cone - only .33!|
|Really fun to just stand and people watch in the square or listen to the many musicians plying their craft. One of them had a cardboard sign saying ‘Artists are never poor.’ Thought this fellow was gooood.|
|The Ottoman rugs were spectacular as I hope you can see from the photos.|
|A good view of town, including the Black Church, from the Black Tower.|
Remember this picture for later as you'll see it from a different perspective!
|Then climbed the White Tower which was indeed whitish; it was built in the 15th C|
|The White Tower again. with a view of the square from it. After climbing back down into town, we walked a few blocks over to the other side of town, via Catherine's and Schei Gates so we could see the other towers.|
As we were walking through the Schei District, we came across a lovely Orthodox Church that we spent some time in and its cemetery. I dare think after this trip we’ll have seen and been in enough cemeteries to last us for, I hope, many years!
|I loved how the oh, so peaceful and serene cemetery was in the courtyard and not hidden away or in another spot away from the church. It just seemed a perfect fit really.|
|After leaving the church, we ended up walking along a lovely promenade seeing all the towers, passing the Olympic Tennis Training Center, below, on our way.|
|The Weavers' Bastion|
|The Powder Store Tower|
True confession: we did this on the 21st, just 2 days ago, not on the 19th, when the rest of the photos were taken. Have included these photos because of referring to the Brasov sign earlier inthe post.
|I did say the trail was generally good!|
|Nice seeing views of Brasov getting smaller and smaller the higher we hiked; only took us an hour or so reach the sign.|
|A hazy view from the top of Mt. Tampa.|
|Finally reached the sign. Would be neat to also climb to the top of the famous Hollywood sign one day. Anybody ever done it?|