Here's the top of the fortress. As you can see, although it sits next to the Dniester (Nistru) River, it has a great view of the countryside.
Friday, August 31, 2012
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
These are pictures from inside some of the rooms at the fortress at Soroca. This first one is of Stefan cel Mare, the hero of Moldova. He held the Ottomans off and also built this place. I don't think the rest of the carvings are original to the fortress, either, but they're interesting!
Monday, August 27, 2012
I'm very close to getting part eight done! Then it's on to complete the other two parts on the left. At least it seems to be going more quickly now that I've got those two large center panels done.
We decided to try a different Greek restaurant downtown, and we were glad we did! El Greco is much better than Opa, foodwise - and decor-wise, too! The tzaziki is fresh and much thicker than Opa. Their terrace is enclosed and not on the street, so noise is reduced. The tables are huge and you don't feel cramped like at Opa. I had zeama and a kebab. Couldn't finish the kebab because it was so large, and it had spices that weren't dill. Andreas' Greek salad was pretty, as was his pita plate. He was very pleased with the taste of the chicken.