Category Churches

A Cruise on the Lysefjord

The morning after our hike to Pulpit Rock, we slept in, just a bit, before getting all of our stuff together to leave our little apartment for good.  We had a flight back later in the afternoon, but first we had booked a little cruise up the Lysefjord.  We wanted to see Pulpit Rock from below! […]

An old boat house on the island of Eigerøya

Norway’s Coastline and WWII

As we left the mountains and started to get close to the coast, I could feel the change in the air, I could smell it.  I grew up near the coast of Maine, and to this day, the smell of a coastline, the fresh air mixed in the breeze with the smell of the salt […]

Norway, You’re Beautiful!!

A friend and I took a Friday off from work last month and hopped over to Norway, largely, to hike to Pulpit Rock.  Our plane landed at Stavanger’s airport just before midnight on Thursday night.  By the time we got our rental car and hit the road it was around 1230am.  After getting a little […]

Taking in the view at Peleș Castle in Romania

A Fairy Tale Castle! In Romania?

Our last morning dawned bright and early, finding us back on the road towards our last destination.  We had an afternoon flight out from Bucharest, and had one more stop to squeeze in on our drive to the airport. The town of Sinaia is tucked into the Carpathian mountains and full of old buildings and […]

The Biserica Neagră or "Black Church" in Brașov

Râșnov and Brașov

After our time in Bran, we started making our way to our destination for the night, an apartment in Brașov.  Along the way, we spotted the Râșnov Citadel high up on a hill.  It sticks out and you really can’t miss it, it has giant, Hollywood style, lettering across the hillside underneath it!  We pulled […]

The Fortified Church of Saschiz

After driving for a bit, we stumbled upon Saschiz Fortified Church, in the little town of the same name.  Eager for a stop, we pulled over to see it and stretch our legs.  Up on a hill behind the village is a large, old fortress.  I don’t know if you can visit this one, it […]

The Holy Trinity Church (Biserica Sfânta Treime din Sighişoara)

Churches & a Russian Cemetery in Romania

Once back at the car, we headed across the river to see the Holy Trinity Church (Biserica Sfânta Treime din Sighişoara).  This is a more modern Romanian Orthodox church, built in the first half of the 20th century.  Even though it is not as old as the rest, it is undoubtedly beautiful with its stark […]