busteni up in the clouds is a series of pics i took last sunday.
even if the weather forecasts said it was going to rain, we decided to ignore that and still meet 2 friends and their dachshund in the busteni train station. we walked to the base of the mountain and we took the telecabin to the top.
the first pic is spotted because i took it through the cabin’s window and it was slightly raining. down there, it’s busteni.
to the left, you can see the cross. you can reach it from where the telecabin drops you off in about 1 and a half hours. before setting off, you must keep in mind the fact that the last trip of the cabin to busteni leaves at 15:45.
we arrived on the plateau!
these stones are called babele – the old ladies. these shapes were given to them by the natural elements: the wind, rain and snow.
we had very little rain but we we were engulfed by clouds. we were at a height of 2,300 m so i guess clouds are not so unusual there.
the clouds were rolling in closer and closer.
this is sfinxul – the sphinx. the shape was also the result of erosion.
by now, we are completely hidden in the cloud. the dogs you see are from the nearby cabin. you can sleep there but we only used it to have a great ciorba each. that’s soup improved with something we call borscht, an ingredient made by fermenting wheat in water. it sounds less than delicious but trust me, it’s so good!
even if it was the beginning of june, there was still some snow left up there. yes, that dirty white thing was snow!
down in the town again: i love this place. especially because it’s some sort of time capsule to my childhood. some things surely changed, but some haven’t
you can see where i was, as seen from the bottom of the mountain.
a beam of sun through the clouds. nice!
talking about the childhood memories, i’m pretty sure i spent a few nights in this hotel when i was a kid. my room was behind that lattice.
this is the cantacuzino castle, which is currently hosting a chagall show. i know, unexpected.
this is the teeny tiny busteni train station.
i hope you liked my day trip. i loved it!
photo credits: little aesthete