Day: <span>March 26, 2012</span>

Cetățeni

Upside view of the Cetățeni village, as seen from the Cetățuia Monastery. Is the village zone near the monastery, it is poorer and inhabited mostly by gipsies.

Cetateni

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Thracian Horseman

On the old stone wall of the Catățuia/Negru Vodă Monastery there is this ancient mural painting representing a Thracian horseman. I wonder how it escaped unerased by the later Christian monks, but I am glad it happened.

thracian rider

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Piety

Praying at Peștera Moșului (Old Man’s Cave) at Cetățuia (Negru Vodă) Monastery. This cave is a medieval Romanian (Vallachian) church built on the place of an older, ancient Dacian holly place and for a long while there were hermits living in isolated caves around.

piety

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