Monday, May 21, 2018

Vânătările Ponorului - Dâlbina waterfall - Huda lui Papară

A short, but consistent Sunday hike to Vânătările Ponorului in Trascău Mountains.
Panoramic view from the platou (793 m). Click for full-screen.
Descending to Dâlbina waterfall is very picturesque.


Dâlbina waterfall is situated right in the middle of the "V" shape made by the cliffs.
.... and after a few more steps we arrived to the waterfall, which is extremely breathtaking.

Dâlbina waterfall ~ 25 m high
This is a very interesting situation, because the water from the waterfall, at the base off the cliff
disappears and after almost a kilometer appears here ...

... at Huda lui Papară cave, with a 35 m entry and with the biggest bat population in Europe is really fascinating.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Lake Stiol - Rodna Mountains



Lake Stiol is just over the ridge with Peak Gărgălau (2158 m) in the background 




Sunday, January 07, 2018

From castrum to castle .... jumping between century's

Castrum Potaissa (Patavissa)

Our Sunday journey began at castrum Potaissa, wich was the most important roman settlement in the Cluj county region. The castrum became a municipium, then later, a colonia and it was the basecamp of the Legio V Macedonica from 166 to 274. Today is not much to see, but there is more than meets the eye. For a history lovers is a must visit place, walking by the "ruins" it was very easy to reconstruct what centuries brought down. 




After the roman visit, hoping for a nice sunset, we turned our interest to an other castle - a quite well preserved one, knowing its hazardous history -  to Torockószentgyörgy castle. The sun just waited until we managed to climb up a rocky peak, and it started , man, what a site ...





Saturday, October 21, 2017

Airshow - special dedication

I dedicate these shots for a good friend of mine whom I promised something and felt to accomplish.
I hope you enjoy them Kakasy Boti.

IAR 330 Puma helicopter

A pack of wolves - Mikoyan-Gurevich - MiG-21 Lancer

Mikoyan-Gurevich - MiG-21 LanceR B 

IAR 330 Puma helicopter

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-096 - Florida ANG

IAR 330 Puma helicopter

IAR 330 Puma helicopter

Mikoyan-Gurevich - MiG-21 Lancer

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-096 - Florida ANG

Alenia C-27J Spartan

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-096 - Florida ANG

Sunset at lake Balaton - Hungary


Planespotting CLJ @ sunset

Five planes in one hour.
HA-LWR | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Sharklets

HA-LPQ | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Starboard wing

HA-LPQ | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Starboard wing

YR-ATG | ATR 42-500 -- Dambovita -- Tarom AT45 

HA-LYV | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Starboard wing

I-ADJM | Embraer ERJ-195LR = Air Dolomiti EN/DLA

YR-ATG | ATR 42-500 -- Dambovita -- Tarom AT45 

HA-LWR | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Sharklets

HA-LWR | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Sharklets

HA-LPQ | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Starboard wing

HA-LPQ | Airbus A320-232 = Wizz Air W6/WZZ - Starboard wing