It’s been a while since I last shared an HDR photo, so today I have decide share another one. In the photo below you can actually see an old rotary steam snow plow which can be found in the small steam locomotive museum. This snow plow was built in Sweden in 1908. To those who don’t know, this museum is located in the Transylvanian city of Sibiu. In order to visit the steam engines, you have to enter into the locomotive depot and as soon as you passed a smaller administrative building, you will gonna see the old steam engines.
If you are a railfan, then I highly recommend this place. You will also have the occasion to admire different types of amazing steam locomotives which once were used in Romania. By the way, there are a couple of narrow gauge steam locomotives too.
When we traveled to Oradea, our objective was to visit the old citadel. After driving about 10 minutes in the city, we finally arrived at the citadel of Oradea. Close to the place where we left our car, we had to walk through a nice park in order to enter into the citadel. Right next to the entrance, close to the fortification walls, there were two smaller lakes. On the water there were a lot of beautiful pink water lilies. Here is one shot of those flowers:
As we were driving along the Danube in the Iron Gates, about 18 km away from the port city of Orsova we decided to make a short stop at a place called Mraconia. Over there, you can actually admire two impressive landmarks, the first is Decebal’s statue and the second is a small church which was built right next to the Danube.
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On our way back home, we decided to make a short stop in Salonta to check out the Truncated tower. We left our car very close to the tower, right next to a park. The place was closed when we arrived there, so I was able to capture only some exterior shots of the building.
The Truncated tower was built in the 16th century and its main purpose was to protect the lives of the soldiers and their families which were living in this small settlement. Back then, this place was occupied by the Ottoman empire along with other parts of the country.
Today I have decided to share another photo of an old steam locomotive from the Sibiu steam locomotive museum. Now let me give you a couple of details about the 130.503. I heard that it was built in 1921 by Skoda in the former Czechoslovakia and since they performed very well, the Romanian Railway Company or simply the CFR has decided to make a larger order of these types of steam engines. Today you will find this locomotive near another great steam engine which is the 150.1105 loco.