V is for Viscri

For V, I have chosen Viscri, a village in rural Transylvania, reached by a very potholed unmade road when we visited. It has a wonderful solid old Saxon fortified church, the DeutschWeisskirche.

First up, a slideshow of the village:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

….and now for the church, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site (more here). Built in the 12th Century, it was fortified in the early 15th Century, as protection against the invading Mongols . It is quite an impressive sight:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.




  1. What a wonderful church, Sue.


  2. Your slideshows of Viscri are fascinating, Sue. I’d love to see more of the village, I was sort of disappointed only to see three images. 😉
    Rainy greetings from Cley. x

  3. Did my comment wander off to your spam, Sue?

  4. Love the wonderful tiled roofs of the church.

  5. What a very fascinating place. Great photos.

  6. Viewed from the outside, the church looks more like a fortress. Great photos, Sue!

  7. That’s an impressive fortified church, and a very pretty village too. Without the car shown in the photo, (and the power lines) it could be from a very long time ago.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  8. Beautiful village and church. Had never heard of the place before.

  9. What a distinctive and attractive style of housing, Sue. 🙂 🙂 (and the answer to your question- not yet certain- it depends on connections as I have to get myself from there to the family).

  10. What a beautiful church! And a charming town. 🙂

  11. I want to go there! Were you self-driving? And do you speak Romanian???

  12. Your photographs are great and make us want to be able to walk us down
    This place seems pure, unaltered by the modern life in which we live in our own so-called “civilized” countries.
    Thank you for these nice views.

Over to you...(by entering a comment, you agree to Wordpress collecting your name, email address and site URL)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Please Pass the Recipe

from one generation to the next

AngelineM's Blog

A little BIT OF THE EVERY DAY............A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind. - Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Wine Castles of Gironde

A redstuffdan Collection


here, there and other places

Lost in Translation

Looking for meanings in words, images and sounds

Mexi Movie the Third

Colouring by touch : altering by thought : fed by feeding.

Traveling at Wits End

relax, center, and stretch your photographic skills. Namaste.

P.A. Moed

Creative Exploration in Words and Pictures

The life of B

Mainly through the lens of a Nikon

Warsaw 2018

city of cobblestones, brutal history, parkland, music, spring ... and twins

~ wander.essence ~

where travel meets art

Away from the Drawing Board


Reymon de Real Photography

Amateur photography by a professional Physical Therapist!

Being in Nature

Photos, words and art inspired by nature


Een grens is een wens

Une photo, un poème

Déclenchez l'émotion....

Bergen Photo Walks

Guided walking tours of historic Bergen, Norway for photographers

3 little pears

..moments and details..

Chateaux des Fleurs

Sharing a world of joy with photos and words

%d bloggers like this: