My Visit to Castle Poenari — part 2
This is part 2 of 4. See part 1 here.
Like I mentioned above, a big part of the castle was destroyed in an earthquake in 1888. I believe the gray stones on the left are from the original walls, and the red bricks on the right are part of the reconstruction, but I can’t be sure this is correct.
Here’s the view down the other side.
They’ve installed walkways and handrails so you can enjoy some parts of the castle that are pretty heavily damaged and otherwise not traversable. That archway leads to the only part of the castle you can actually go “inside,” as in, for a couple meters there are walls on either side and a roof over your head. But for the most part, you’re just wandering around ruins in the open air.
After going through the arch, you can see down into this lower chamber that used to be covered with a roof/floor, as you can see from the remnants of the beams.
Another look at the archway and the room beyond. I usually edit pretty heavily and try not to post too many redundant photos, but I wanted to document as much of this place as I could for anyone who’s interested; I’d been researching this castle online for ages and before I ever got to visit there definitely wasn’t much information or imagery available.