duminică, 3 aprilie 2016

Soul journeys through memories. (5) De-a lungul Dunării. Along Danube.

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On the highway, along Danube River, from Drobeta to Iron Gates. Then  to Orșova near the spot where the Cerna River meets the Danube.

De-a lungul Dunării. Along Danube.

On the highway, along Danube River, from Drobeta to Iron Gates. Then  to Orșova near the spot where the Cerna River meets the Danube.



Along Danube... the waters seen in the hurry; it is like a mix of blue skies, blue dark waters, scenes of large greenery zones, green forest hills on the other side... 

No road, it is not anyway a commonplace road...
Lots of wonders can appear, lots of things can reveal the beauty of nature along the highway...



Danube is magnificent... To make a description: at first glance, it is like nostalgia feeling seen as an emotion in motion... 

                    - Have you ever felt that way?

On the highway, along Danube River, from Drobeta to Iron Gates. Then  to Orșova near the spot where the Cerna River meets the Danube.


From Did You Know Category:

From around the web/media*

About Danube - in genere: "The Danube *(/ˈdænjuːb/ dan-ewb, known as various names in other languages) is Europe's second-longest river, after the Volga River, and also the longest river in the European Union region. It is located in Central and Eastern Europe.

The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire, and today flows through 10 countries. Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,860 km (1,780 mi), passing through or touching the border of Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine before emptying into the Black Sea. Its drainage basin extends into nine more countries."
"The Latin name Dānuvius is one of a number of "Old European" river names derived from a Proto-Indo-European *dānu. Other river names from the same root include the Don, Donets, Dzvina/Duna, Dysna, Dnieper and Dniestr. In Rigvedic Sanskrit, dānu means "fluid, drop", in Avestan, the same word means "river". In the Rigveda, Dānu once appears as the mother of Vrtra. It is possible that dānu in Scythian as in Avestan was a generic word for "river": Dniepr and Dniestr, from Danapris and Danastius, are presumed to continue Scythian *dānu apara "far river" and *dānu nazdya- "near river", respectively.

Known to the ancient Greeks as the Istros (Ἴστρος) a borrowing from a Daco-Thracian name meaning "strong, swift" (akin to Sanskrit iṣiras "swift"). In Latin, the Danube was variously known as Danubius, Danuvius or as Ister. The Dacian/Thracian name was Donaris/Donaris for the upper Danube and Istros for the lower Danube. The Thraco-Phrygian name was Matoas,"the bringer of luck".

The Latin name is masculine (as is the name of the Rhine). German Donau (Early Modern German Donaw, Tonaw, Middle High German Tuonowe) is feminine, as it has been re-interpreted as containing the suffix -ouwe "wetland".

The modern languages spoken in the Danube basin all use names derived from Dānuvius: German: Donau ([ˈdoːnaʊ̯]; Bavarian: Doana; Yiddish: Duney דוניי‎ [dʊnɛj]); Silesian: Důnaj; Upper Sorbian: Dunaj; Slovak: Dunaj ([ˈdunaj]); Hungarian: Duna ([ˈdunɒ]); Croatian: Dunav ([dǔnaʋ]; Serbian: Dunav / Дунав ([dǔnaʋ] or [dǔnaːʋ]); Romanian: Dunărea ([ˈdunəre̯a]); Romani: Dunaja ([ˈdunaja]); Bulgarian: Дунав Dunav ([ˈdunɐf]); Ukrainian: Дунай Dunai ([duˈnɑj])."
"Napoleon numea Dunărea* „regele râurilor europene”, iar Nicolae Iorga, „cea mai bogată în daruri”, ea bucurându-se de atenţia popoarelor continentului; pe malurile ei s-au făurit şi au durat până în zilele noastre civilizaţii milenare.
Etimologie*
Încă din antichitate, Dunărea avea mai multe nume: Istros / Istru / Hister / Danaistru, pentru sectorul inferior, în scrierile greceşti şi Danubius în cele latino-romane.


Denumirea dată de romani "Danubius" (Zeul fluviilor) a fost mai târziu preluată de alte popoare, şi modificată, devenind Donau în limba germană, Dunaj în limba slovacă, Duna în limba maghiară, Dunav în limba croată, Dunav; Дунав în limba bulgară şi limba sârbă , Дунай (Dunai) în limba ucraineană, pentru ţările riverane, şi Danube în limba engleză şi limba franceză şi Tuna în limba turcă."
*Excerpts; Click to read more info about on Wikipedia.

Sursa/source: Internet via You Tube.


"The Iron Gates* (Romanian: Porțile de Fier, Serbian: Đerdapska klisura, Hungarian: Vaskapu-szoros, German: Eisernes Tor, Turkish: Demirkapı) is a gorge on the River Danube. It forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. In the broad sense it encompasses a route of 134 km (83 mi); in the narrow sense it only encompasses the last barrier on this route, just beyond the Romanian city of Orșova, that contains two hydroelectric dams, with two power stations, Iron Gate I Hydroelectric Power Station and Iron Gate II Hydroelectric Power Station.



The gorge lies between Romania to the north and Serbia to the south. At this point, the river separates the southern Carpathian Mountains from the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. The Romanian side of the gorge constitutes the Iron Gates natural park, whereas the Serbian part constitutes the Đerdap national park."

*Excerpts; Click to read more info about on Wikipedia.
Sursa/ Source of Video: You Tube;
"Dunăre, Dunăre " performed by Ileana Constantinescu, 1954. 
Romanian traditional folk song from Wallachia, Oltenia area.














Dunărea între Drobeta și Orșova. Danube between Drobeta and Orsova.
Below: 
Danube between Drobeta and Orsova in september, 2015.
 In this picture, (by chance captured in the hurry...) it can be spotted the place where once, it was Ada Kaleh island, on the Danube.
Dunărea între Orșova și Drobeta. În această imagine, (capturată în grabă ...) poate fi reperat locul unde odată, era insula Ada Kaleh, pe Dunăre.
Danube between Orsova and Drobeta in september, 2015.
Below:
Ada Kaleh island, on the Danube between 1890 and 1905; the original image is a  Photochrom print (color photo lithograph).
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-09518 from Library of Congress.
Ada Kaleh island, on the Danube. between 1890 and 1905 Original image: Photochrom print (color photo lithograph) Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-09518 from Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Photochrom Prints Collection See page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Ada Kaleh island, on the Danube.
between 1890 and 1905
Original image: Photochrom print (color photo lithograph)
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-09518 from Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Photochrom Prints Collection
See page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Island of Ada Kaleh toward the end of the 19th century Late 19th century Source Unknown See page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Island of Ada Kaleh toward the end of the 19th century
Late 19th century; Source Unknown.
See page for author [Public domain or Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
"Ada Kaleh* (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈada kaˈle] from Turkish: Adakale meaning "Island Fortress", Hungarian: Újorsova or Ada Kaleh, Serbian and Bulgarian: Адакале / Adakale) was a small island on the Danube populated mostly by Turks that was submerged during the construction of the Iron Gates hydroelectric plant in 1970. The island was about 3 km downstream from Orşova and measured 1.75 by 0.4–0.5 km.
The isle of Ada Kaleh is probably the most evocative victim of the Iron Gate dam's construction."
"Orșova * (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈorʃova]; German: Orschowa, Hungarian: Orsova, Serbian: Оршава/Oršava, Bulgarian: Орсово, Polish: Orszawa, Czech: Oršava, Turkish: Adakale) is a port city on the Danube river in southwestern Romania's Mehedinți County. It is one of four localities in the county located in the Banat historical region. It is situated just above the Iron Gates, on the spot where the Cerna
River meets the Danube."
"During the works at the Iron Gates, the old center of the town was flooded and Orșova was developed (1966–1971) on higher ground, including the southern side of the Almăj Mountains and the villages of Jupalnic, Tufari, and Coramnic. Also flooded then was the neighboring Ada Kaleh, with the scattering of the mostly Turkish community of the Danube island. Ada Kaleh and its inhabitants, as well as the ancient city, are still present in the memory of its surviving locals."
*Excerpts; Click to read more info about on Wikipedia.
 "Orşova *(în germană Orschowa, în maghiară Orsova, în sârbă Оршава) este un municipiu în judeţul Mehedinţi, România. Este situat pe malul lacului de acumulare Porţile de Fier I de pe Dunăre, în zona de vărsare a râului Cerna în Dunăre.
Ca urmare a realizării lacului de acumulare Porţile de Fier I, vechea vatră a oraşului a fost inundată în 1970, iar populaţia a fost strămutată pe un nou amplasament, incluzând terasele Dunării şi ale Cernei şi versantul de sud al Munţilor Almăjului, unde s-a construit un oraş complet nou (1966-1971), care a înglobat şi satele Jupalnic, Tufari şi Coramnic."
"Sistemul Porţile de Fier I *este una din cele mai mari construcţii hidrotehnice din Europa şi cea mai mare de pe Dunăre. Lacul său de acumulare cu un volum de peste 2200 milioane mc se întinde de la baraj până la confluenţa cu râul Tisa. Lacul cuprinde în principal zona Defileului Dunării, cel mai mare defileu din Europa, cuprins între localitaţile Baziaş şi Orşova. Zona Porţile de Fier are un bogat potenţial arheologic, istoric şi turistic. Pentru protejarea habitatului său natural deosebit, regiunea defileului Dunării a fost inclusă in Parcul Natural Porţile de Fier." 
*Excerpts; Click to read more info about on Wikipedia.



At Orșova. La Orșova. In september, 2015. În septembrie 2015.
Panoramic views at Danube in Orșova. Pe malul Dunării în Orșova.




Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.

Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages in color and/or black & white. 
Visions. September, 2015. Autumn.
Along Danube. From Drobeta to Orsova. Mehedinti County.

2016©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com

*Source of info above; excerpts/info/ about Danube, Iron Gates, Orsova, Ada Kaleh from Wikipedia.

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Thoughts for an unfinished essay...



Contemplation in a glimpse. Randomly.
Beyond words. Imagery of green, blue and whatever is between natural wonders and the soul encounters. 
Diversity; inspirational scenery on the road to...
Of course, there is no need for explanations... 
Where did we came?... to... from... on the way...
As far... as I could tell, ...Then...
... It was a place of vintage beauty, a new vista of delightful scenery unfolding at almost every turn of the road...
Unfinished. Essay for half of the spirit... 
The one that can recall, revive tiny existential flashes from forgetting...
And still I can no longer, ... visualise... those captured memories ... of september, back in time... 
But "randomly"; from a glimpse,  between the "dazzling" dark green and the "glittering" blue waters. 
Through camera lens... I can say that...  it was like ...
...contemplation in infinite blue!! 
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Next post: Soul journeys through memories. (6) De-a lungul Dunării.
Along Danube. From Orsova to Dubova. Mehedinti County.
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"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".

Happiness starts with yourself.

Gladly shared with:
Miercurea fără cuvinte alături de Carmen


Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

49 de comentarii:

  1. I have friends who've boated and biked along the Danube. They've spoken of it's beauty. I'm on a journey, too. Today, I biked along the much smaller Roaring Fork River on my way toward Aspen. Happy spring!

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    1. It must be a lovely journey, Barb! Have a great time!

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  2. Excelenta calatoria prezentata. Istorie si prezent intr-o sinteza remarcabila. Tare deosebite prezentarile tale.
    Multumesc din suflet.
    Aprilie cu senin si decoperiri minunate!
    Cu mult drag!

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    1. Sunt atatea lucruri pe care nu le stiu; incerc sa aflu detalii despre locurile vazute (si la care sper sa ma mai intorc, candva) si pe masura ce imi fac o idee, realizez si un mix de informatii aferent imaginilor. Multumesc frumos, de asemenea, Suzana! O primavara frumoasa in aprilul acesta atat de calduros! Salutari cu drag!

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  3. Beautiful collection of your travel.I experienced Dunarea river when I traveled in German.
    I learned from you that the river was the second longest in the European Union.
    Happy spring!

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    1. It's massive and beautiful, indeed! I think that you had a lovely, lovely time seeing and observing Dunarea in Germany.
      A happy Spring to you, too!

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  4. Hello, beautiful views of the Danuabe and the gorge. What a fantastic place to visait and tour. Lovely photos and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. Hello Eileen! indeed, it's a fantastic place. I'll post, hopefully soon more instants from Danube course from Orsova to Dubova, in Clisura Dunarii area or Kazan gorge, then across the river in the Đerdap national park in Serbia from Iron Gates to Golubac Fortress.
      many thanks to you, too and happy week of Spring to you!

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  5. Foarte, foarte interesant - inclusiv documentarul pe care l-ai armonizat in articol (l-am savurat) :) Imi plac si fotografiile si primele doua videoclipuri.
    Multumesc.
    Iti doresc, cu drag, o saptamana minunata!

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    1. Imi plac documentarele, mai ales ca ne lasa sa (re)vedem aspecte interesante, pline de pitoresc, dar si nostalgie! De asemenea, putem afla detalii mai putin stiute... Din septembrie pana acum,(prin prisma obiectivului meu foto) am incercat sa localizez locul unde s-ar fi aflat Ada Kaleh. si intamplator, intr-o singura captura, as zice ca e posibil, prin comparatie cu alte fotografii din e-media, sa fi reusit. In economia cotidiana nu e cine stie ce, dar personal, m-am bucurat.
      Multumesc pentru ganduri, Diana. O sa continui seria, fara indoiala. Asemenea, o saptamana de primavara insorita!

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  6. I rarely see images from Romania so this was interesting. Beautiful landscape. :)

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    1. I'm so glad to know that you've enjoyed it! Many thanks!

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  7. What a wonderful trip this has been for you and your have given us a fantastic selection of your photographs to feast our eyes on. Thanks

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    1. Many thanks,too, Margaret! how lovely you said:"feast for eyes" as an expression. I'll keep it in mind, for sure! Lovely! Greetings in Springtime to you!

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  8. Very nice series of photos. The first 2 remind me of a place about 4 hours north of where I live. Have a great week!

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    1. It must be a beautiful place, for sure!! Thank you! Have a great week, too!

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  9. A wonderful collection of photos from your holiday along the Danube. Thank you for sharing them.

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  10. Quite a lovely road trip - thank you for sharing your impressions at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/04/this-is-what-hope-looks-like.html

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  11. Wonderful post filled with variety! Both BW and Color photography are dazzling and beautiful!

    Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

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    1. Many thanks for lovely thoughts expressed, Carol! A sunny and peaceful time for soul, too!

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  12. Beautiful images. I would love to drive on that road.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rajesh!The road near Danube, anywhere placed, must be lovely!

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  13. Hi! The Danube river is very famous in our country. I enjoyed your post very much. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Happy to know about that; Danube is like all the immense waters, a wonder of nature! Many thanks for the lovely thoughts expressed!

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  14. So much has been written about the Danube but what a treat to see it in person...thanks for sharing this!

    Donna@GardensEyeView
    and LivingFromHappiness

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    1. It was lovely, even I've seen it in brief,... for shortly, parts of the Danube course, if I say it like this; but anyway I agree with you: it was a "treat to see it in person"...
      Thank you so much for your thoughts, too!

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  15. Oh Alexa , what a beautiful scenic drive. The Danube is probably the only thing I have heard about in your area .... And I certainly did not know how beautiful the area is. That is why I love blogging ...I learn so much in such an enjoyable way.

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    1. I agree with you! I love blogging for the same reason; With no doubt, about lots of things (in this vast world) that I've heard and ever seen or visualised, it was possible to find out about them, through others magical lens and informative essays...
      I appreciate your point of view and thoughts expressed! I see and can learn daily, at my turn, about amazing things in your blogging posts and as well at others blogger friends. Thank you so much, Sallie!

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  16. Beautiful post, I hope one day to see the Danube for myself.

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  17. That's quite a busy river! Your photos and information are great as well as the poem. They all come together well.

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  18. Wonderful shots, Alexa. You've brought back happy memories for me.
    Thanks for taking part in the Friday Greens meme!

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  19. Have a great weekend and thanks so much for your comments on my blog. I love all the photos but especially the collage of all the photos. I like the poem and the info on the river. I always wished I could see it. cheers.

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    1. I'm glad to read these beautiful thoughts of yours about Danube. It is an interesting river and I'm also aware that he has lots of wonders to offer to the visitors in so many parts of its course. I captured only a tiny segment and I'll continue in the next posts with details.
      many thanks, Nora! A great weekend to you, too!

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  20. Nice silhouettes in there as well, Alexa.
    Thank you for participating in the Saturday Silhouettes meme.

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    1. Glad about! Many thanks for Saturday Silhouettes meme, too!

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  21. depuis que j'ai lu LES ENFANTS DE LA TERRE de Jane AUEL, je rêve de voir le Danube, tout au long de son cours, même s'il a beaucoup changé depuis les temps qu'elle décrits.
    Je vais revenir suivre ton reportage car je suis passionnée, et je découvre cette île submergée... et que les "Portes de Fer" sont donc aussi dans un paysage de lac très différent.

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    1. Merci Claudie!
      Je ne savais pas de cette livre, mais il doit etre magnifique a lire, a récréer un passage descriptif du fleuve... J'ai encore des photos a poster dans les series suivants! Danube sans doute a des misteres qui attends d'etre decouvrir par tous. Dans l'instant no.8, si vous voulez de revoir en grand format, sont les Portes de Fer, dans un fugitive coup d'oeil... Et puis, dans le no. 19, je crois que c'est la zone où a etait l' île submergée d'Ada Kaleh d'autrefois...
      La zone pour les Portes de Fer est situee à cet endroit où le fleuve sépare les Carpates au nord, en Roumanie, des Balkans au sud, en Serbie. Et Orșova se trouve sur le parcours immédiat sur la rive gauche du Danube, à son confluent avec la rivière Cerna, dans les Portes de Fer.
      mes salutations cordiales à vous!

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  22. I didn't know much about the Danube and did watch the videos to see the photos. Beautiful scenery you had and that would make the drive much more enjoyable. Happy Weekend from New York Alexa...Michelle

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