Almost the last roses of summer. I will miss their beauty
Wed. 28th of Sept we headed to Bucharest. It was for a self reliance regional meeting and to get our winter tires installed. After that the senior couples joined from both Moldova and Romania for a four day conference.
Parking at the mission office, never enough. We don't understand how large business offices are allowed to exist without adequate parking for the clients.
Many cars are parked illegally but if your hazard lights are on you're OK. I think for the day.
Rand wanted to go see some property owned by a member in the branch. She is having quite a struggle and needs to turn this property into some kind of income.
Her property is the last lot behind this street front property.
Oh goodness, I guess you could haul off the rubble and sell it as raw land.
Our favorite hotel so far. Makes up for having to go to "Buc" as the missionaries say.
We were on the 11th floor.
Headed to Brasov later in the day. Thursday one of the senior missionaries, Elder Day pointed out that this was a major battle ground during WW 2. Nazis stored ammo here in Romania and this was where his friend's father was killed as a bomber pilot while trying to destroy any advantage the enemy had for fighting the allies.
This is a scene often seen in Romania. Most we just pass by. Would love to have gone exploring on this hill top.
Our first stop was at Biertan fortified church where our first detour was the "toileta". Price is 1.5 lei for toilet paper. This bathroom was extremely modern. They aren't all worth the price we pay.
Check out the stone protruding from the tile wall to show what was covered up.
Walls protecting the church inside.
Love the autumn colors in the vines over the wall
1490, no buildings on the American continent are this old unless you find something left over from the Indians (native Americans).
One thing that this church was known for was the ability to store wealth. This is the door lock behind which the gold was stored. Wish I could remember all she told us about how this lock worked.
Enjoying the view from the top
President Ivory taking a picture of Sora Winder and Sora Ivory.
It was a beautiful sunny day.
Haven't seen a lot of red in the autumn colors. Loved this view of the church.
Crit Messendorf, Not sure how the mission president found this out of the way place.
Family owned vacation home in Romania with father cooking the stew for the guests.
About 3/4 of the potato looking ingredients was a kind of dumpling, delicious.
Rand wanted a picture of this roof structure and the grape press.
Next stop Sighisoara one of the more famous cities to visit in Transylvania