My Visit to Castle Poenari — part 4
This is part 4 of 4. See part 3 here.
Graffiti near the top of the castle. I didn’t deface any of the walls myself, but I did pry a tiny gray rock out of the ground on the main path leading into the castle, to keep as a souvenir. I realized a few days later as I was flying back to Paris from Bratislava that I was flying on Friday the 13th with a rock from Dracula’s castle in my luggage. Not a great idea, but I came out unscathed.
On my way out, this is back near the castle entrance again. That’s the tallest still-standing part of the original castle.
Those rocks at the base of this side are actually fake; they’re big cement blobs to help keep the castle from sliding off the mountain.
And that’s all for my afternoon at Dracula’s castle! I desperately hope to visit again someday soon, and also to explore the other parts of Transylvania I wasn’t able to see on my first two trips. Romania is a fantastic, gorgeous, magical country and I can’t recommend highly enough that you visit if you can; breathtaking scenery, warm wonderful people, amazing food, etc. I urge you to visit if you can! I hope you’ve enjoyed my photos and stories. Safe travels,
— Manning Leonard Krull