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A part of the old town of Brasov, called Şchei.
This village-like section of the town is mostly made up of small houses built along narrow roads with gardens and small fields on the sides of the mountains. During the Saxon rule of the 13th to 17th century Romanians were forbidden from owning property inside the city walls. They could only enter the town at certain times and had to pay a toll at the Catherine's Gate for the privilege of selling their produce inside the town. It was in Şchei that Braşov's first Romanian School was established, next to the Romanian Orthodox church of St. Nicholas. (Wikipedia)
The church is visible right in the middle of the photo :).
My picture was taken from the top of the Tâmpa mountain (960 m), accessible on foot (approx. 1 h 30 min.), or by cable car (about 2 min., 9 RON = 2 Euros – up, 15 RON = 3.5 Euros up & down). The cable car station is very close to the center of the town.
The panorama that unfolds before your eyes is incredibly beautiful!

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  • Copyright: Nicoleta Gm (nicol_g) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 315 W: 4 N: 182] (859)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-08
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2012-01-14 7:54
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