Bran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on DN73. Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle" (although it is one among several locations linked to the Dracula legend, including Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker's Dracula. There is, however, no evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle, which has only tangential associations with Vlad III, voivode of Wallachia, the putative inspiration for Dracula. As discovered by the Dutch author Hans Corneel de Roos, the location Bram Stoker actually had in mind for Castle Dracula while writing his novel was an empty mountain top, Mount Izvorul Călimanului, 2,033 m high, located in the Transylvanian Kelemen Alps near the former border with Moldavia.(wikipedia)
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macjake (39962) 2013-03-03 4:46
its a shame this photo has not gained any points for you, I enjoy it very much.
especially with the addition of the interesting and informative note you wrote to go along with it.
these UPwards points of view often work well with architecture, as it has done so here too.
we can see the condition of the structure very well, and the addition of the blue sky and white snow are an attractive combination.