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Architecture of Decay

(A communist apartment building reflects in a pond overrun with reeds and other vegetation, all seen through a rusty fence with barbed wire on top.)

by Felix

Corner of the pond

(Photo of numerous water lilies in bloom, between a cluster of reeds on the near side, and trees of various species in the background.)

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So many swans

(Photo of four swans swimming in a file along the shore of a lake, at equal distance from each other, with more of them coming from afar.)

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Old and Not So Old

(Photo of two display cases, one containing antique railroad equipment, the other a newer collection of model cars; the letters "CFR" can be read on a plate, indicating provenance.)

The Model Train Museum at the Sinaia train station also houses quirky but interesting mini-collections; one can tell it's the life work of real people.

by Felix

Stay Awhile and Listen

(Photo of an intricate diorama depicting a small town, with a model train passing through at high speed; in the background, a small bar houses souvenirs and shelves with more exhibits.)

The Model Train Museum at the Sinaia train station invites people to stay awhile and socialize; there are thematic toys for kids to play with, and more.

by Felix

Model Train Museum

(Photo of a large, intricate diorama depicting a small town, with a model train passing through at high speed; in the background, people can be seen watching a different section.)

The Model Train Museum at the Sinaia train station, a small private outfit, very cozy and personal; shown here: maybe 60% of the grand centerpiece.

by Felix

Statue of a Queen

(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.

by Felix

Faerie Road

(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.

by Felix