Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

Two towers adorn a Bucharest church.

Two towers adorn a Bucharest church.

When you ride through a new country, sometimes the only pictures you take are either blurry landscapes flashing before your eyes or architectural details atop buildings you see briefly seen from a back seat.  And in Romania, you can get a crick in your neck looking up at the some of the best toppers in the world.

A stately bell tower sits atop Sinai Monastery Old Church in Romania.

A stately bell tower sits atop Sinai Monastery Old Church in Romania.

Looking up at the top of Prejmer fortified church in Transylvania, Romania.

Looking up at the top of Prejmer fortified church in Transylvania, Romania.

Classy Romanian steeple -- made of wood?

Classy Romanian wooden steeple.

Look up at the WordPress Weekly Challenge: Atop for more of what’s on top!


About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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24 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

  1. egodiary.com says:

    Hello from Romania:)
    I so happy always when I see beautiful articles about my country.
    Prejmer fortified church is for sure a great site. We actually visited it for the first time this year. And only 10 km away there is another beautiful one, called Harman.
    Here is my article about both of them, hope you’ll have time someday to check them both;)


    Also, would be so happy to have your support too, for my little newly born travel blog.
    Happy travels, and the best of luck!

    • I’m back to blogging and posting and responding to comments again. Thanks for your patience with me. Had to take a long break, but think I’m ready to put toes into water again. Would love to return to Romania, but may never get back. There’s so much to see in this world, and I’m not getting younger. Thanks for your posts — they keep me connected to beautiful Romania!

  2. asefimtiaj says:

    Al pictures are too beautiful…… nice cli

  3. Hi! Would you like to check out my blog as well, and even follow it if you would like? Thank you! (I am from Romania, but my blog is in english)

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  5. Sue Slaght says:

    I have been hearing a lot of wonderful things about Romania recently. Your photos definitely add to that positive theme.

    • Romania is a country in transition. If you visit, you will see remnants of Communist housing and dilapidated buildings, but you’ll also see beauty and freshness in many buildings, homes, and schools. The people are the real story — resilient and positive. Or at least that’s the way we found them. We went to rehab a school in Bucharest through Habitat Global Village, but we fell in love with so much in the city and the countryside. Here’s hoping you’ll get a chance to go there!

  6. Cecilia says:

    Fantastic pictures. That’s a place to go. Thanks.

  7. Always fascinating, Rusha, what people do with their tops. Take one basic steeple and turn your imagination loose! –Curt

    • See? I love architecture, so I’m always looking up at buildings in cities. Of course, most people are people watchers, traffic watchers, even bird watchers. I’m looking at steeples!

      • Confess I like out as well as up, but I always try to look up, realizing that treats are going to be in store, whether its a tree, a mountain or a building. –Curt

  8. I should remember to look up more often instead of staring at the ground in front of me.

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  10. jaybird says:

    Stunning photos, especially enjoy the variety of the structures. Looks like amazing weather.

  11. You’re so right — they are wonderful look ups! And I wish I could hear some of those bells. Maybe they ring them on a Sunday morning? weddings? crownings? Thanks for taking a look!

  12. Dina says:

    Wonderful look ups in Romania! I never made it to Romania, but I’m sure it’s worth a visit. The bell towers are amazing.

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