A rainy day in Sibiu, Transylvania

I’m in Sibiu – European Capital of Culture 2007, with its beautifully preserved medieval core – for a couple of days, working on the updates for the Bradt guide to Transylvania. Here are a few photos from today…

Street #1

Street #2



View from the Council Tower

Dracula kitsch

Members of the ‘Balkans Let’s Get Up’ project

Windows to the soul

Doorway #1

Doorway #2

Sleepy dog

Reflections in the Great Square

Infectious joy
All photos copyright Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.


  1. Rudolf, Loved the shots of Sibiu. We were in Romania a year or two before the wall came down – 1986 – frightening. Better now I think. It looks like a small brown bear asleep in that covered street – please tell me its not! Dave H.

    • Thanks Dave – yes, it’s a beautiful place. Definitely a sleepy brown dog rather than a sleepy brown bear, stretching and looking particularly contented at the time…!

  2. ¡Lugar bellísimo! la primera y la segunda fotografía me han encantado, saludos

    Beautiful place! the first and the second picture I’ve loved, Greetings

  3. i so wanna see that place one day. lovely pictures i love the houses.

  4. How interesting! Love the colours (especially of the first photos), and the content!

  5. Great images of Romania. So nice to see this again! It’s been 45 years since I’ve spent wonderful times there

  6. Nice photos.

  7. Love these – I was there about 10 or 12 years ago. I don’t think it has changed that much, thank goodness. I like your offbeat views very much.


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