Photographer's Note

They don't necessarily make tons of movies, but for some reason there was a huge sign in real Hollywood style that met us in Brașov. It's visible at quite a distance, just like the real Hollywood sign. This already tells us that Brașov is a hilly city. And maybe the Hollywood sign explains itself if I say that the city lies within the borders of Transylvania?

Romania consists of 4 historical regions. Moldova, Wallachia, Dobrogea and Transylvania. The latter is known worldwide as the home of Vlad Tepes, or Dracula. He is the origin of several Hollywood movies and is often associated with Brașov, so maybe we can conclude that the city deserves the title Hollywood of Romania. I'd say so.

But I would also call it Bergen of Romania because of the hills and the intimate square in the center. This creates a nice small town feeling although the city has as much as 230,000 inhabitants. It has a long history which is clearly visible during a walk through the center. It was founded as early as 1234. While most people live on the fields below, the city center is packed between two hills. More Brașov photos to come...

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