Surviving the Flickr fiasco
(A palace built in the style of old German architecture, with a central clock tower, appears to emerge from among the pine and fir trees behind it, on the background of not-so-distant mountains.)
Castelul Peleş, Sinaia, as seen across the front lawn at the top of the road leading to it from the town below, like a jewel completing the natural beauty.
Water lilies all over
(Photo depicting a statue in a garden: a mature woman of regal stature, wearing long flowing robes and a matching headdress, is seated in a chair, sewing a large, intricate piece of needlework.)
Queen Elisabeth of Romania, a.k.a. Carmen Silva, the poet queen, shown here as a maker instead, in her forever home at Castelul Peleş, Sinaia. May it last.
(A stone road with old ironwork lamp posts and railings climbs through a forest, towards a fairy tale castle barely visible among the trees. People walk past souvenir shops that lend color.)
The road leading up from Sinaia to Castelul Peleş is itself a bit of an experience. Also a bit of a tourist trap, though with good stuff and prices.