May 31, 2012

Images of Vlad Tepes and Transylvania.

Transylvania is a beautiful place.  Many people have said that they would love to visit it, and most of them might have a person in mind when they go for a bit of a tour.  This man is Vlad Tepes, and he was immortalized in the novel Dracula.

What was really immortalized was Bran Castle- it was going to be put into the history of lost castles in grand locations, but was saved by an unlikely source. The photo above shows the some of the ruins of the outer wall before the castle was restored by Queen Marie of Romania, and also later on by the Romanian government.  The castle itself was is poor condition but it was still a landmark.

Many books have been published about this, and many more have been published about Transylvania.

Vlad Tepes III was born in Transylvania, and he is still the most well-known historical figure, at least in North America.

These images of Vlad Tepes also show the city in Transylvania which was the place of his birth.  There is more to Transylvania than Tepes, but he did influence many people-- rather, he killed many people in the course of his lifetime.  Below are a map of Transylvania and the Banat, and an image depicting Tepes's favoured method of killing people.

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