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Recently I've been posting images of waterfalls, since they are such wonderful subjects to photograph. Here's another one, this time from northwestern Transylvania.

Vadu Crisului Falls are formed by the creek that flows out of the Vadu Crisului Cave, also known as Zichy Cave, into the Crisul Repede (Fast Crish) river. The falls have a height of 9 meters and together with the cave are designated a natural conservation area.

The Crisul Repede river (Hungarian: Sebes-Körös) cuts a spectacular gorge in the area, through the Padurea Craiului (King's Forest) Mountains, a northern range in the Western Carpathians (Apuseni Mountains). The nearby village of Vadu Crisului (Hungarian: Rév) takes its name from this gorge. The railway connection between the Transylvanian cities of Oradea and Cluj-Napoca runs through the gorge and the V.C. falls can be seen from the train.

The landscape of the Western (Apuseni) and Southwestern Carpathians is very spectacular and has many hidden treasures, such as the V.C. gorge. Nature in the area borders the subtropical (Mediterranean influence), given the milder climate. The region is abundant with caves, gorges and narrows, and it is inhabited by people with an ancient history and longstanding traditions and customs.

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