Thursday, March 18, 2010

Eastern Europe retroblog: Sinaia

(This photo was taken in Braşov, where we had dinner at a pizzeria after the Piatra Craiului trip—hooray, no more polenta and sour cream! The little Germany Belgium flags came with dessert.)

There is one thing that sticks in my head about Sinaia—the architecture. Holy cow, what amazing architecture, and not only at Peleş Castle. There were lots of houses like this in Sinaia:

If I were going to live in this house I would have to become a mad artist and adopt at least three dozen cats.

Peleş Castle is really spectacular, inside and out. It was built in the late 19th century to serve as the summer residence of King Carol I. It's one of Romania's biggest tourist attractions, and you can see why.

In the next installment, we are pleasantly surprised to find that Bucharest isn't the craphole everyone's been telling us it is!


Pare said...

I think going mad and adopting three dozen cats would be but a small price to pay to live in a place like that...

Kate said...

The flag I am holding is actually the Belgian flag (you do not want to know how long it took me to figure that out).