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(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.
(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.
(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.
(Photo of a pond almost completely covered in flowering water lilies that raise well above the water.)
Why does old architecture often feel so cozy and charmingly messy?
The beach in Eforie Sud, July 2019, seen from the south end of the developed portion.
(Photo of a distant industrial building across a lake, under heavy clouds. In the foreground, people are fishing near a row of small piers.)
One of my favorite vistas from Lacul Tei, Bucharest, now in a different light.