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I must break the Istanbul travelogue with this photo. I spent the last weekend in the Székely Land in Transylvania. We were more than lucky because the weather was incredibly great and the autumn showed its most beautiful face with the colourful trees.

Gyimesbükk (in Romanian: Ghimeş-Făget) is famous for its old watchman's house. It was built in 1897 and it was the easternmost watchman's house of the Hungarian Royal State Railways. Between 1940-1944 a bunker with loopholes was spliced to the building. From the 1960's the house was abandoned. For the Whitsun of 2008 its renovations were finished with international help.

Above the watchman's house stand the ruins of the Rákóczi Castle. It was built by Gábor Bethlen around 1626 and fortified in the beginning of the 18th century by II. Ferenc Rákóczi, the castle got its present name then.

I took this photo from the castle. The small river below is the Tatros.

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