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An illustrated walk through the Carpathian village of Vale

with a tour into the surrounding Transylvanian landscape

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The village of Vale on the horizon

A perfect starting point for a trip to the Transalpina, the highest road across the Carpathian Mountains ...

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Approaching the village

... for city breaks and tours into the Transylvania landscape.

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At the village edge

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A very interested welcome

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Crossing the bridge ...

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... we're facing the village square

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A view from the other side to the children's playground and the village shop behind it

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From here ...

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... the main street leads uphill

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We reach the ancient church ...

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... where two are just sealing their wedding

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A view from the cemetery side ...

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... and we follow the path ...

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... further uphill

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Passing the upper edge of the village ...

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... we encounter a shepherd

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After a view of the village below ...

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... we head down again

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We meet a neighbour transporting his load, free from gas consumption, engine noise or air pollution ...

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... and another means of transport for smaller road users

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Men are occupying the street ...

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... while women are pulling other strings

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A local sloth ...

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... and its curious son

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The fountain serves to freshen up thirsty horses and cows

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Nothing beats a cool bath in the summer

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We venture along another path along the brook

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The healthy mixed forest ahead ...

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... leads up into the mountain meadows

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At the 'Poiana Soarelui' with its dozens of hand carved sculptures ...

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... you enjoy a sweeping view of the vastness of the Transylvania plain

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Behind the woods ...

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... we arrive at the shepherds' huts in the mountain meadows ...

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... where the flutes sound different than in the valley ...

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... though nobody seems particularly impressed up here

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Some are looking for a quiet shady spot ...

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... while their buddies prefer other action

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The day's work is done and the polenta is boiling in the kettle

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In the morning we return to the valley

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On the way ...

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... we meet ...

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... various fellows

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A secluded monastery in the midst of the forest

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A Dacian cult ruin from the 2nd century

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The mountain lake at Gura Raului

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The village of storks, Cristian ...

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... with its fortified Saxon church from the 13th century ...

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... and a neighbour who has secured his dinner

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Thanks for your interest, see you in Vale!

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