Orthodox Nun in Transylvania
Category: Travel Portraits
Photo and caption by cher gonzalez
I took this photo while at Bran Castle in Transylvania. Bran Castle is widely known as "Dracula's Castle" since Vlad the Impaler (the inspiration for Bram Stoker's "Dracula") is rumored to have stayed there, though many historians dispute the connection between Vlad and the castle. A Romanian Orthodox Nun was sitting at the entry to the castle grounds selling religous art that she made by hand. Since I bought some of her art, she was kind enough to pose for my picture. This picture is my favorite souvenir from the trip.
Location: Bran Castle, Transylvania (region of Romania)
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