Reaching The Top (28)
|Another postcard from our 2005's trips. Today blue sky and fantastic clouds over Bucegi Mountains in Romania. Unforgettable moment - first very exciting, 30 minutes long trip on cable-car from Busteni to about 2200 meters high to first mountain and then to the top - on foot. It was beginning of May, first warm days and we travelled wearing t-shirts and shorts over deep snow ;-) Views were breathtaking. Romanian mountains are amazing, I hope we'll return there some day.|
Busteni has "Babele" and "Sphynx" - wind-modelled stone shapes in the Bucegi Massif, accesible throw cable-car. A modern chair-lift is in construction to the Diham and Poiana Izvoarelor chalets. Urlatoarea waterfall (half hour trail from Cable-Car lower station).
The second cable-car from the top of Caraiman mountain link Busteni with Pestera hotel and the unique Monastery in the cave.
On top of the Caraiman Massif, at 2,484 m altitude, there stands the WWI heroes memorial (a 40 m high cross, made of steel), build between 1926- 1928, in honour of the country's fallen soldiers defending Romania against Germany in the First World War.