Photographer's Note

Hello everyone,

This is my most recent photo of the town where I live. I've taken it yesterday after I left from work. Just to take the pulse of the city before the Christmas rush begins. The snow that had fallen last week melted almost completely but enough of it remained to light up the dark shadows. The picture was taken from a place that you can see here, right where the bright, vertical line is (actually it's a flag on a very tall pole in the upper right side of the picture).

I hope you like it! Any suggestions for improvement are welcome! Here's some info about the place:


IPA: /bra'ʃov/;
German: Kronstadt;
Hungarian: Brassó;
Medieval Latin: Brassovia or Corona

Braşov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km from Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, and is part of the Transylvania region.

The city is notable for hosting the Golden Stag (Cerbul de Aur) international music festival.


The city was first atested in the 13th century under the name Corona. The current Romanian and Hungarian names are derived from the Pecheneg word, barasu, meaning "fortress". On Tâmpa Hill, located on the southern side of the city, there was a citadel called Brassovia, which gave both the Romanian and the Hungarian name of the city.

The first attested mention of Braşov is Terra Saxonum de Barasu ("Saxon Land of Baras"), in a 1252 document. The German name Kronstadt means "Crown City", and is reflected in the city's coat of arms, as well as in its Medieval Latin name, Corona. The three names of the city (Braşov/Brassó, Kronstadt, and Corona) were used simultaneously in the Middle Ages.

From 1950 to 1960, during part of the Communist period in Romania, the city was called Oraşul Stalin, after the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
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ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ShutterSpeedValue - 10 seconds
ApertureValue - F 8.00
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 17 mm

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