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A stroll around Rousse, Bulgaria city center

Rousse, Bulgaria city centre

Our walk starts near the Rousse State Opera House. We stroll along the tree–lined avenue Sveta Troitza to the Monument of Liberty and surrounding gardens. We pass the drama theatre ‘Sava Ognyanov’ and pause to admire the fountains near the Sweet Centrum. Then we return along the avenue Sveta Troitza. Rousse is sometimes written ‘Ruse’ … Keep reading

The Iron Gates and Djerdap Locks on the River Danube

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Cruise along a particularly scenic stretch of the river, as the Danube passes through the southern stretches of the dramatic Carpathian mountains and the foothills of the Balkans to the ‘Iron Gates’, a gorge formed by sheer cliffs. The passage was infamous in ancient times as the water level was much lower, making navigation treacherous. … Keep reading

Museum of Beekeeping and Wine Cellar Zivanovic, Novi Sad, Serbia

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We visited the museum at Sremski Karlovci as part of a guided tour of Novi Sad. The Museum of Beekeeping is dedicated to Professor Jovan Živanović (1841-1916), who is considered the Father of modern Serbian beekeeping. He also established the family tradition of making the finest wines in Sremski Karlovci, which were sometimes served to … Keep reading

The Golden Crypt of the Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade

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The Church of Saint Sava is a Serbian Orthodox church located on the Vračar plateau in Belgrade, Serbia. It is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox church buildings and ranks among the largest church buildings in the world. Watch the video: Some stills from the video. Filmed June 2019 with a DJI Osmo Pocket camera. … Keep reading

Budapest from the River Danube by night

Budapest from the river Danube by night

The majestic floodlit buildings of Budapest are seen from a river cruise ship on the Danube. This was the first night on our “Contrasts of the Danube” river cruise going from Budapest in Hungary, to the Danube Delta. We pass the Parliament Building, the Chain Bridge, the Erzsebet (Elizabeth) Bridge and the Gresham Palace and … Keep reading

“A Carriage with Clowns” (Caruta cu Paiate) sculpture – Bucharest, Romania

A Carriage with Clowns

A bronze sculpture by Ioan Bolborea in front of the National Theater of Bucharest, Romania. It was created in honor of Romania’s favorite playwright, Ion Luca Caragiale. It was unveiled in December 2010. The tableau comprises of twelve figures on a railway carriage base plus a couple of figures floating above. Watch the video: Filmed … Keep reading