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An old house in Bicaz keys,Moldova-Romania

Bicaz is a town in Neamţ County, Romania situated in the eastern Carpathian Mountains near the confluence of the Bicaz and Bistriţa Rivers and near Lake Bicaz, an artificial lake formed by the Bicaz Dam on the Bistriţa. Bicaz used to be a border town until 1918. Six villages are administered by the town: Capşa, Dodeni, Izvoru Alb, Izvoru Muntelui, Potoci and Secu.Before the construction of the Bicaz Dam and the cement factory (1950s), Bicaz was just a small mountain village where the main economic activity was wood processing. By tradition, the tree trunks were linked together, forming a raft (pluta); a raftman (Romanian: plutaş) used to drive the raft on the Bistriţa river downstream to wood processing facilities in Piatra Neamţ.

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  • Copyright: Ionut Vrabie (vrabieionut) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 0 N: 333] (2189)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-06-18
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/240 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-06-26 11:38
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