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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dale54 (8112) 2012-01-14 8:03
nicoleta hello,oh your shot is super,great POV to this snow pic!like that church in the middle,great job! dr
holmertz (54235) 2012-01-14 9:29
What a great view. The snow hides the fact that a lot of these houses are not architecturally very interesting. Instead the white cover makes the city look like out of a fairy tale. This way we can also see the natural growth of the area throughout the centuries. I was here not so long ago, but walking the streets in summer I could not imagine seeing the area like this.
pazufferey (4858) 2012-01-14 11:13
Good evening Nicoleta,
Super point of view to show us the town of Brasov under snow. We are there go and we have to find the place very beautiful. Snow on the roofs brings softness.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-01-14 17:37
A splendid and breathtaking scene even at daytime. I have seen an image of this place at night and it is really beautiful especially from this POV. Nice note too! TFS
all the best,
JFS (32459) 2012-01-15 0:16
Nicoleta, what a beautiful view from the air! so many details...Delightful shot, a pleasure for the eyes!
alin-m (3716) 2012-01-15 6:16
Felicitari pentru aceasta splendida imagine a Brasovului.Poza este superba!!!
rigoletto (34279) 2012-01-15 11:58
This aspect of snow is marvellous, as it covers all the dirt and outlines the remaining beauties. I don't know Brasov, but from your comprehensive POV that shows everything, it looks like it does not need a blanket of snow in order to look beautiful. Marvellous crisp photo. Thank you for showing.
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2012-01-20 7:35
Buna Nicoleta! E cumva luat dinspre drumul catre Poiana? Acolo era un punct de unde se vedea splendid. Bine realizat, o vedere superba de iarna.
flory (4848) 2012-01-22 0:11
foarte faina caracatita:)claritate,lumina toate-s excelente!ma bucur sa te revad:)
axiotea (21651) 2012-02-13 5:46
You found a good vantage point giving a wide view on the "white" city with its "tentacular" roads ;)
You caught as well beautiful sunrays to illuminate a part of the city.
Thank you for showing us as well the "Catherine's Gate"!
ngythanh (8456) 2012-03-22 15:07
Anybody from your position would snap the same, but you knew how to crop your photo.
It's difficult to make a good photograph in such a weather condition. But you have made it.
Thank you for disclosing this beauty, Nicol.
annjackman (21899) 2012-09-09 12:38
The view from the mountain is amazing. The light falling on the town is very beautiful and I like the patchwork of snow-covered buildings with glimpses of the coloured walls. A compelling iamge - congratulations.
Kind Regards, Ann