Sunday, 13 April 2014

Rivers and Castles

Delta Dunării
10 Jan, 2014 | From Eduard of Romania

Edi sent me this postcard and bookmark along with the Christmas cards he sent me in an envelope. 

The Danube Delta (Romanian: Delta Dunării) is the second largest river delta in Europe, after Volga Delta, and is the best preserved on the continent. The greater part of the Danube Delta lies in Romania (Tulcea county), while its northern part, on the left bank of the Chilia arm, is situated in Ukraine (Odessa Oblast). The approximate surface is 4,152 km², 3,446 km² are in Romania. If we include the lagoons of Razim-Sinoe (1,015 km² with 865 km² water surface), located south to main delta, the total area of the Danube Delta reaches 5,165 km². The Razelm - Sinoe lagoon complex is geologically and ecologically related to the delta proper and their combined territory is part of the World Heritage Sites.

The Danube River is the most international river on the planet - its course runs across — or forms a part of the borders of  several countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and four capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade.

The bookmark shows the castles of Romania: Peles Castle, Bran Castle, and Corvin Castle. Peleș Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. Its inauguration was held in 1883. Bran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle", it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker's Dracula. And Corvin Castle is a Gothic-Renaissance castle in Hunedoara, in the region of Transylvania, Romania.

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