Peleș Castle in Sinaia during a sunny day

Peleș Castle | Sinaia, Romania

After our long way down from the Bucegi Mountains, we were pretty exhausted and just wanted to find a pub to finish the day with a well-deserved beer. But when we came to a parting of the ways (one toward the town and the other one had “castle” written on it) we just had to go the extra mile. And as so often, we got rewarded for it. The Peleș Castle (Castelul Peleș) is a real beauty in the Romanian Carpathians.

The Wawel Castle in Kraków enlightened at night. HDR Photo taken just before sunrise from the opposite side of the Vistula

Wawel | Kraków, Poland

The Wawel, residence of the Polish kings for so many centuries, was still enlightened and offered, together with the clouds, a breathtaking scene. I set up my tripod in the mud of the Vistula river bank and just as I finished shooting, the lights went off. I guess, once more I was incredibly lucky, but next time I rather wake up 10 minutes earlier.

Tram passing Hurban Square (Hurbanovo námestie) in the Bratislava Old Town

Bratislava Old Town | Slovakia

Bratislava is famous for its castle and the fact that you can see it from almost everywhere in the city. This photo was taken at the Hurban Square (Hurbanovo námestie) which kind of worked as a hub for us during our stay. As the weather wasn’t our best friend, the solution could only be “Blue-Hour-Photography”.

Bratislava Castle with a Roman Statue on the Gate in Front

Ghosts of the Romans | Bratislava, Slovakia

It was around the time when Jesus Christ was born when the Romans first settled in the area around what is called today Bratislava. There they built a military camp of strategic importance to secure the trade routes. But why do you find statues of speared roman soldiers on the gates to the Bratislava Castle?