Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Iulia Hasdeu Castle...

The Iulia Hasdeu Castle is a folly house built in the form of small castle by historian and politician Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu in the city of CâmpinaRomania. Work on it began in 1893, after Hasdeu's daughter, Iulia Hasdeu, died at the age of 19, an event that dramatically shook and changed Hasdeu's life. He claimed that his belated daughter provided the plans for building the castle during sessions of spiritism. The building was completed in 1896.

The Iulia Hasdeu Castle, which was requiring a lot of reparation, even when Hasdeu was in life, was affected by the First World War and in 1924 the People's Atheneum of Câmpina "B.P.Hasdeu" tried to take it for restoration. The castle was affected again by the Second World War and it kept its state till 1955, when its name was written in the Listing of Historical Monuments.[1]
Since 1994 the Iulia Hasdeu Castle has been housing the "B.P.Hasdeu” Memorial Museum which displays furniture, personal belongings of Hasdeu family, photos and original documents, manuscripts, Hasdeu's reviews, many pictures made by Nicolae Grigorescu and Sava Henția.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Yellow Iris...

Iris pseudacorus (yellow flagyellow iriswater flaglever[1]) is a species in the genus Iris, of the family Iridaceae. It is native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa. Its specific epithet, meaning "false acorus," refers to the similarity of its leaves to those of Acorus calamus, as they have a prominently veined mid-rib and sword-like shape.
It is an herbaceous flowering perennial plant, growing to 100–150 centimetres (or a rare 2 metres ) tall, with erect leaves up to 90 centimetres long and 3 centimetres broad. The flowers are bright yellow, 7–10 centimetres across, with the typical iris form. The fruit is a dry capsule 4–7 centimetres long, containing numerous pale brown seeds. I. pseudacorus grows best in very wet conditions, and is often common in wetlands, where it tolerates submersion, low pH, and anoxic soils. The plant spreads quickly, by both rhizomeand water-dispersed seed. It fills a similar niche to that of Typha and often grows with it, though usually in shallower water. While it is primarily an aquatic plant, the rhizomes can survive prolonged dry conditions.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hunting the sun in Danube Delta.. Ligheanca Lake..

Lake Ligheanca is next to Mila 23 and is located in Tulcea, Romania. Ligheanca Lake has a length of  7.63 kilometres.