Category Archives: Transylvania

Count Kalnoky’s Hunting Lodge in Transylvania

In Miklsovar, we stayed at Count Tibor Kalnoky’s hunting lodge just outside the village. The hunting lodge was built in the 15th century by Kalnoky’s ancestors.

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June 13, 2010 - 2:04 pm

zoe - how absolutely lovely and stunning. what a cool adventure!

June 16, 2010 - 10:13 am

claire - très beau, bravo. comme toi fabrice, j’aime pousser un peu la saturation des couleurs…
bonjour à hannah.

je t’embrasse,

June 16, 2010 - 10:33 pm

Steve - Beautiful. How was the hunting?

August 5, 2010 - 3:23 pm

Nathalie - J’adore celles des chevaux!

August 8, 2010 - 3:47 pm

Kenneth - Fabrice! I am really enjoying these pictures. Looking forward to seeing you later this month!

Shepherding in Transylvania

Travelling by horse and cart, we went to visit a shepherd camp in the hills behind Miklosvar. The shepherds spend 5 months of the year living in the mountains grazing their flock of about 300 sheep. They milk the sheep by hand three times a day and make cheese from the milk. Shepherd dogs guard the camp from bears and wolves. There are over 8000 bears in Transylvania — more than in all the rest of Europe combined!

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Transylvania – Miklosvar, Romania

I just got back from a trip to Europe where I traveled by train through France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey, following the route of the Orient Express. Perhaps my favourite stop in Eastern Europe was Miklosvar, the Romanian village that time appears to have forgotten. People here live much as they did hundreds of years ago, drawing water from the wells, riding horse and carts, tending to their animals (cows, goats, sheep, chickens…). It’s no wonder big budget Hollywood epics such as Cold Mountain choose to film in this region; the countryside is like something out of a Jane Austen novel, like Western Europe might have looked before the industrial revolution.

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June 7, 2010 - 6:58 am

Rodger Mattlage - Great images – thanks for posting them! Makes me want to return to Transylvania NOW!!

June 7, 2010 - 12:08 pm

Steve - Awesome Fab! I was just talking with someone about Romania the other night. Zo and I will have to go there ASAP.

June 7, 2010 - 1:01 pm

zoe - wow fab! so glad you posted these so quickly – they are stunning. perhaps we could get a few prints to frame from you? i love the stork in flight, sheep, and goat – i think the baby would too!

June 7, 2010 - 3:32 pm

Genevieve - Is it pollen, dust, or tiny flies filling the air in the second-from-the-top pic with the happy lamb?

Such lovely images – thank you for letting me travel through them!

And, I just LOVE the photo of the black kitty with the white nose twisting over and between the blue “barreaux” of the windowsill. Somewhere in France?

June 7, 2010 - 5:56 pm

Kenneth - Fabrice! We are enjoying your Romania Photos! What a great trip, it’s now on the list. We are coming in August so hopefully we see you then.
Kenneth and Deborah

June 8, 2010 - 8:48 pm

Thierry - Bonjour Fabrice,

Patricia m’a envoye le lien vers ces belles photos deMiclosoara. C’est que je suis en ce moment a Timisoara (une grosse ville du Banat). L’an dernier j’ai anime un atelier d jeunes documentaristes a Sibiel en Transylvanie, un tres beau village, tres semblable – seule la route et la rue sont beaucoup plus defoncees…
Merci. A bientot


July 18, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Attila Szabo - great images – I born and live there for 18 year… Thank you for these pictures.


March 13, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Ildiko Farkas - Glad to hear that otbers like our homeland too…feeling proud!

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