Friday, May 21, 2010

Iron Gates

One of the highlights of this tour has been our trip through Iron Gates, where the Danube narrows and passes between the Carpathian Mts which tower above on the Rumanian side, and the Balkan Mts on the Serbian side.

A Priest in a tiny Orthodox Church, right at the narrowest point, blessed us as we sailed past. On the ship, Vangelis' music from the film "1492" was played, very majestically and appropriately.

We had a BBQ on the upper deck, as we passed through - very, very cold.


Blogger Rachel J-L said...

it's magnificent. glad to see the pictures having spoken to you at this point. are you enjoying your little room?

5/21/2010 8:21 pm  
Anonymous David said...

Thank you for the pictures. I've been watching the temperatures in your region and noticed its been cold. What amazing experiences - the names.

5/22/2010 11:56 am  
Anonymous David said...

Carpathian Mountains, Balkan Mountains - what history resides there

5/22/2010 11:58 am  
Blogger gretta at lothlorien said...

Yes, we are almost cross-eyed with all the history lectures we have had on the Balkans.

5/22/2010 10:48 pm  
Blogger gretta at lothlorien said...

Yes, Rach, we love our cabin.....

5/22/2010 10:48 pm  

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