“What are men to rocks and mountains?” said Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice. I could agree and disagree at the same time with this quote, as I prefer to see men as mountains as well, when they wish to be strong. A day or two ago I was sharing with you our small mountain-break in Romania, when my adorable Polish husband learned more about the region/country I was raised in. Today I will share with you a few informations about a lovely place to visit in Romania: Pietrele Doamnei on the Rarau Mountain :)
on the territory of the city Câmpulung Moldovenesc (the longest city in Romania). The total area amounts on over 250 ha and is located on the Northern part of the Rarau Mountains - part of the Eastern Carpathiants - at an altitude of 1400 metres.
dryas, juniper) and animals (the mountain rooster, the mountain wooodpecker), some of them extremely rare. On the territory of the protected area, there is a formation of rocks - made out of chalk - known under the name Pietrele Doamnei (The Ladies Stones), that gives the name to the reservation.
|My Awesome Husband, showing us the way with a mace bought from Cetatea Neamt|
|Why did we not take boots?!|
|Snow covered mountain path - in April!|
Closer to the truth is the legend about the conquest of the City of Suceva by Suleiman the Magnificent, through the betrayal of the gentleman part of Petru Rares court. In those times, at these rocks in the heart of the Rarau Mountain, the legend says that the Lady of Petru Rares - Elena - took shelter; waiting for Petru to come back from over the mountains, from Transylvania.
|Snow in April :)|
|The view from the very top - Pietrele Doamnei are on the left, as you see the picture|
P.S. Marek is a huge mountain fan and he loves the Romanian mountains and believes them to be more beautiful, natural, wild and untouched than the Polish ones. At that says a lot :) We went there in April, but as you can see on the picture there was still a lot of snow! We were in tennis shoes, blue jeans and jumpers and outside was almost 10 degrees celsius and there was snow still, ankle high! Snow, frozen icicles... yet there were already flowers showing up :) I even saw patches of crocus flowers! If ever you are in the area... DO GO AND SEE THIS MAGICAL PLACE!
** This post was made out of love for the beautiful and tall mountains that Romania has :) I was not repayed in any way and all the opinions are my very own, straight from the heart! **
DISCLAIMER - All pictures were taken with the camera from my Samsung Galaxy S4, no filter and no modification - Copyrights reserved :)
A LadyBug That Loves The (Romanian) Mountains