Thursday, 10 October 2013

Unknown Soldier, All Square and Lake Siutghiol

"Unknown Soldier" :- This is a monument to the Unknown Soldier in Piața Avram Iancu within the city of Arad, Romania. The statue was put in place in 1960 in honor of those who fought for the liberation of Transylvania during the Second World War. As you can see in the background the square is surrounded by colourful Baroque styled houses. Arad itself was first mentioned in 11th Century documents and is the 12th largest city in Romania. It was very overcast and moody when I got to have a look around which suited me fine as i knew it would help make some dramatic images. After this shot was captured I sat at a table outside a restaurant and happily consumed a beautifully cooked meal of Garlic Chicken. It was only afterwards that I realised I'd eaten garlic in a region famous for its vampire stories!!!

"All Square" :- Things sometimes don't go to plan when you are on the road. Due to an unforeseen event we found ourselves unexpectedly staying in Hotel Johnel in the town of Hennef (Sieg) in the Rhein-Sieg district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Sitting in the hotel room I got bored watching German TV so decided to take a wander around the hotel itself and then venture out to explore the town. This is an image of the stairs in the hotel. I liked the light coming through the glass brick blocks and decided to grab a shot on my way out.

"Lake Siutghiol" :- Siutghiol Lake (lagoon) is located in Mamaia, a district of Constanța in Romania. It extends over 20 km² and (apparently) has a maximum depth of 18 m. Up to 90% of its surface may be covered by ice in the winter. It's name comes from the Turkish Sütgöl, meaning "the milk lake". You can clearly see the buildings and apartment blocks of Mamaia on the horizon. Mamaia lies on a strip of land 8 km (5.0 mi) in length and only 300 m (328 yards) in width, between the Black Sea and Lake Siutghiol.

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