"Where is Transylvania?" This is a question I've been asked often. The answer is: Transylvania (or Transilvania) is in Romania, a relatively small country in Eastern Europe.
Count Dracula, of Transylvania... hhhmmmm... the reason behind this particular piece of information, which has been common knowledge in many Western countries, America included, may come from the location of the now famous Dacula's Castle--Bran Castle--which is, indeed, in Transilvania (to use the original, Romanian spelling), at the tip of the angle formed by the Carpathian Mountains as they traverse Romania.
Here are a few images of Transylvania (meaning, on the other side of the woods), and the mountains one has to cross to reach it:
|Transfagarasani, Romania: Close-Up - tunnel through the mountains, connecting Wallachia & Transylvania (Two Romanian regions). Copyright Alina Oswald, 2007. All Rights Reserved.|
|Transfagarasani: Tunnel connecting Wallachia & Transylvania (Two Romanian regions). Copyright Alina Oswald, 2007. All Rights Reserved.|
|"Transilvania/Transylvania in B&W" - Transylvania seen from the top of the mountains. B&W Photography. Copyright Alina Oswald, 2007. All Rights Reserved.|
For more vampire photography, please check out my Vampire Photography Portfolio; thanks in advance for your vote!
As always, thanks for visiting,