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Despite years of economic hardship, Romania is fast becoming one of eastern Europe's great final frontiers. Its wealth of National Geographic-quality landscapes - from the rolling hills of Transylvania to the tiny villages of Maramures - makes it a must-see for those in search of unspoiled natural beauty. Equally dazzling are its majestic castles, medieval towns, and its centuries-old churches and monasteries.

Romania: A Visual Journey provides a glimpse of some of the country's amazing sights, both natural and man-made. It aims to give you a taste of long-gone medieval times, as well as proof that it has indeed entered the 21st century, with all that that brings. It hopes to inspire you to visit this vibrant and diverse country before the pressures of modernization and technology begin to chip away at its essence and tourist appeal.

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About the Author

Howe Sim
howesim Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
Globetrotting and landscape photography are the twin passions of Canadian award-winning professional travel photographer Howe Sim. His thirst for exotic locales and colorful subjects has taken him to 44 countries on six continents. A perpetual nomad, he is always busy charting out the next adventure ... the more bizarre or unearthly, the better. Howe's work has been featured in National Geographic, Nature's Best, and numerous other respected publications. Some of his images have graced magazine covers and countless others have appeared in calendars, books, and a variety of advertising product lines. His photographs are exhibited in many private and corporate art collections throughout the world. In a mere six years, Howe has amassed a searchable online database featuring over 23,000 images from around the world, one of the Internet's largest collections by an individual photographer.

Comments (4)

irvd2x

irvd2x says

Hey Howe,

Nice book! You have seen more of the country than I have.I was in Transylvania back in the early to mid 90's and photographed when I had time.I just published a selection of the old images today and decided to look around the bookstore to see what else was out there. Nice to run into your work.Cheers! Buna Zuia! (not sure if I spelled it right!)

posted at 11:50pm Apr 11 PST

dinerbob

dinerbob says

Looks like we were botlh lost in Transylvania what Your book is a great reminder of the way it is, and was love it
Bob

posted at 12:11pm Apr 14 PST

AmandaNorman

AmandaNorman says

A lovely book with some stunning photos. It brought back so many wonderful memories.

posted at 03:33pm Oct 01 PST

JohnPFoley

JohnPFoley says

This is a collection of striking images capturing a way of life which remains essentially medieval in spite of the eras of capitalism and communism. The variety of perspectives makes me feel I am present. Readers, look at these images before economic development wipes out a civilization.

posted at 08:20am Jul 31 PST

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