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11 Sep 2023

Adventure Photography in Transylvania

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  • Adventure Photography in Transylvania
  • Adventure Photography in Transylvania
  • Adventure Photography in Transylvania
Adventure Photography in Transylvania Adventure Photography in Transylvania Adventure Photography in Transylvania

The geo-politics that have played such a role in the shape of the area cast a very long shadow. Transylvania sits physically within Romania, but it’s perhaps emotionally Hungarian. The majority of inhabitants are ethnic Hungarian, and Hungarian is mainly the spoken tongue.  In some respects it is possibly more accurate to call this tour Székely Land (but then most people wouldn’t know where that is!)

What we do know is; if you are a photographer, this is Eastern Europe at its most natural. It is a fascinating, thrilling, and staggeringly beautiful area to be situated, in the hills and valleys of the eastern Carpathian Mountains. We have discovered an area in Harghita where the pace of life is more settled; where the ravages of progress and transition are less obvious, and where people seem utterly at one with their surroundings. Where the dense forests hold the biggest number of bears in Europe, and where farmers travel to work on horse and cart. Families even today till their plots of land with pitch-fork rather than machinery.

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