luni, 8 august 2016

Soul journeys through memories. (7) Along Danube. The other side of the Danube river in the Đerdap National Park.

The Iron Gates Natural Park towards Defileul (Clisura) Dunării seen from the other side of the Danube river in the Đerdap National Park.  Defileul Dunării (Parcul Natural Porțile de Fier) - văzut de pe cealaltă parte a fluviului Dunărea dinspre Parcul Național Đerdap.
Soul journeys through memories. (7) 
  Along Danube.
De-a lungul Dunării. De cealaltă parte a Dunării.
Soul journeys through memories. (7)    Along Danube. De-a lungul Dunării. De cealaltă parte a Dunării.

The Iron Gates Natural Park towards Defileul (Clisura) Dunării
seen from the other side of the Danube river in the Đerdap National Park.
 Defileul Dunării.

 Defileul Dunării (Parcul Natural Porțile de Fier) - văzut de pe cealaltă parte a fluviului Dunărea dinspre Parcul Național Đerdap.

Another day, another trip along blue Danube. A journey along of its stunning beauty, of such pitoresque nature; a beauty seen from a blink of the eye, if it is ok to express myself in this way. 
A short glimpse to these lovely green landscapes and rocky formations around us. 
The Iron Gates Natural Park towards Defileul (Clisura) Dunării seen from the other side of the Danube river in the Đerdap National Park.  Defileul Dunării.Indeed, perhaps it was a very short glance at the river and its blue waters along (sometimes in the hurry of this travel road). But all the time it was with a highly sense of admiration; being really amazed by the wonder of the places seen and, also, by taking in consideration of the certain details observed and concerning nature around us. 

I've been attentive at these encountered aspects, but this time it was from the other side of the Danube river in Djerdapska Klisura or the Đerdap National Park.
On the Wikipedia, it can be read that "The Đerdap National Park* (Serbian: Национални парк Ђердап / Nacionalni park Đerdap) stretches along the right bank of the Danube River from the Golubac fortress (Serbian: Голубачки град / Golubački grad) to the dam near Sip, Serbia. It spreads over 640 square kilometres and the park management office is in the town of Donji Milanovac on the Danube.
The main feature and attraction of the Đerdap National Park's natural beauty is the Đerdap gorge - the famous Iron Gate - the grandiose gateway through the southern slopes of the Carpathian mountains". (...)

For more info about places and different things - like in all the previous posts - I'll mention and I'll add some info/excerpts/extracts in the chapter below:

From Did You Know Category:
Extrase/Excerpts About Danube
From around the web/media*
*Source: Wikipedia
"Defileul Dunării*, also locally known as Clisura Dunării (Serbian: Банатска Клисура, Banatska Klisura) is a geographical region in Romania. It is located in southern Banat, along the northern bank of the river Danube. Clisura Dunării is situated between river Nera in the west, and Gura Văii or Cazanele Dunării in the east.
The area includes the municipality of Orşova and the town of Moldova Nouă, as well as several communes (Socol, Pojejena, Coronini, Gârnic, Sicheviţa, Berzasca, Sviniţa, Dubova, Eşelniţa, Iloviţa, and Brezniţa-Ocol).
Name
"The Romanian name is Defileul Dunării. River Danube is called Dunărea in Romanian. The sometimes used local name clisura derives from Serbian; Klisura means "pass", "gorge", "gate" and "sharp rock" in Serbian. It is derived from the Greek kleisoura, which in turn derives from the Latin clausura, meaning "closed entity", ide est "monastery, castle, fort". The term was applied by the Byzantines to fortified mountain districts controlling important passes.
Geography

The region is located in southern Romanian Banat, along the northern bank of the river Danube, at the border with Serbia. It spans from the Nera in the west, and Gura Văii or Cazanele Dunării in the east. The settlements lie in the foothills and river banks below the Banat mountains of Locva and Almăj. The Danube enters by the Baziaș village. The distance between Baziaș and Gura Văii is ca. 140 km. On the other side of the Danube, in Serbia, the municipalities are Veliko Gradište, Golubac, and Majdanpek."

"The Iron Gates Natural Park* (Romanian: Parcul Natural Porțile de Fier) is a 115,655-hectare (285,790-acre) natural park located in southwestern Romania. It includes the Romanian part of the Iron Gate of the Danube River, and stretches along the left bank of the river in the counties of Caraș-Severin and Mehedinți. Across the river is the Đerdap national park in Serbia. Parcul Natural Porțile de Fier is the largest natural park in Romania, stretching from Socol in the west, to Drobeta Turnu-Severin in the east."

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.

Names

In English, the gorge is known as Iron Gates or Iron Gate. An 1853 article about the Danube in The Times of London referred to it as "the Iron Gate, or the Gate of Trajan."
In languages of the region including Romanian, Hungarian, Slovak, Turkish, German and Bulgarian, names literally meaning "Iron Gates" are used to name the entire range of gorges. These names are Romanian: Porțile de Fier (pronounced [ˈport͡sile de ˈfjer]), Hungarian: Vaskapu, Slovak: Železné vráta; Turkish: Demirkapı, German: Eisernes Tor, and Bulgarian: Железни врата (Železni vrata). An alternative Romanian name for the last part of the route is Defileul Dunării, literally "Danube Gorge".
In Serbian, the gorge is known as Đerdap (Ђердап; [d͡ʑě̞rdaːp]), with the last part named Đerdapska klisura (Ђердапска клисура; [d͡ʑě̞rdaːpskaː klǐsura]) from the Byzantine Greek Κλεισούρα (kleisoura), "enclosure" or "pass."

Gorges

The first narrowing of the Danube lies beyond the Romanian isle of Moldova Veche and is known as the Golubac gorge. It is 14.5 km long and 230 m (755 ft) wide at the narrowest point. At its head, there is a medieval fort at Golubac, on the Serbian bank. Through the valley of Ljupovska lies the second gorge, Gospodjin Vir, which is 15 km long and narrows to 220 m (722 ft). The cliffs scale to 500 m and are the most difficult to reach here from land. The broader Donji Milanovac forms the connection with the Great and the Small Kazan gorge, which have a combined length of 19 km (12 mi). The Orșova valley is the last broad section before the river reaches the plains of Wallachia at the last gorge, the Sip gorge."
* Click on the links above to read more info on Wikipedia (excerpts). 
Source of Info above: Internet/You Tube; 
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Monastery Mraconia seen from far. It is situated in the nicest part of the Danube, at the Cazanele Dunarii. "The road that connects the cities of Moldova Noua and Orsova passes through the wonderful area of Cazanele Dunarii, unique in the world through the greatness and splendor of those picturesque places. An old monastery called "Mracuna" is situated on the road Orsova-Moldova-Noua, in Mracuna Valley near the village Ogradena Veche. " Source of this excerpt: http://www.romguide.net/Visit/Mraconia-Monastery_vt41e

 Monastery Mraconia seen from far. Also, the Viaduct Mraconia. The monastery is situated in the nicest part of the Danube, at the Cazanele Dunarii. 
"The road that connects the cities of Moldova Noua and Orsova passes through the wonderful area of Cazanele Dunarii, unique in the world through the greatness and splendor of those picturesque places. An old monastery called "Mracuna" is situated on the road Orsova-Moldova-Noua, in Mracuna Valley near the village Ogradena Veche. " Source of this excerpt: http://www.romguide.net/Visit/Mraconia-Monastery_vt41e
B&W
Sepia
Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. September, 2015. Autumn. Along Danube.
Soul journeys through memories. (7)
 Amintiri din virtualul arhivat. 
The Iron Gates Natural Park; Clisura Dunării. 
Viaductul Mraconia.
 Chipul lui Decebal. 
The Đerdap National Park. Đerdapska klisura. 

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  Along Danube.
From Orsova to Dubova.
 Clisura Dunării. Viaductul Mraconia. Chipul lui Decebal.

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  Along Danube.  From Golubac Fortress to Kladovo; on the beautiful shore of the blue river.
"The Golubac Fortress was a medieval fortified town on the south side of the Danube River, 4 km downstream from the modern-day town of Golubac, Serbia." Source: Wikipedia
"Kladovo is a town and municipality in the Bor District of eastern Serbia. It is situated on the right bank of the Danube river." More info to read on Wikipedia
Next post:  Soul journeys through memories. (8)    Along Danube.  From Golubac Fortress to Kladovo; on the beautiful shore of the blue river. "The Golubac Fortress was a medieval fortified town on the south side of the Danube River, 4 km downstream from the modern-day town of Golubac, Serbia." Wikipedia "Kladovo is a town and municipality in the Bor District of eastern Serbia. It is situated on the right bank of the Danube river." Wikipedia
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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.
Source of video above: Internet, You Tube.
 "The Blue Danube is the common English title of An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 (German for "By the Beautiful Blue Danube"), a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866. Originally performed in February, 1867 at a concert of the Wiener Männergesangsverein (Vienna Men's Choral Association), it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire." Source of excerpts: Wikipedia
*****Source of quotes belowSoultosouls.com; Incrediblejoy.com
Guidepost of Light; Power of Positivity.
Gladly shared with:

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...

50 de comentarii:

  1. Peisaje frumoase, pe care le-ai "captat" in fotografii excelente (am senzatia ca mai toate sunt facute "din mers", si sunt atat de faine).

    Acum, pe blogul tau, ma simt ca intr-o amiaza de vara! E foarte vesel! :)
    Iti doresc, cu drag, sa ai o saptamana minunata!

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    1. Multumesc frumos pentru randuri si ganduri! O saptamana minunata, asemenea!

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  2. Hello, what a beautiful place to visit. Your views of the river are just stunning. Beautiful collection of photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  3. What majestic river, the Danube! Gorgeous photographs, enjoyed walking along your memories!
    Cheers,
    Merisi

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    1. Indeed, "walking along memories"! Thank you kindly!

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  4. The Danube is truly a beautiful River! Thanks for sharing this scenic drive with us.

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  5. This really is the beautiful blue Danube!
    Thanks for sharing the beauty.
    Enjoy your week!

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    1. So lovely said:"sharing the beauty"! sharing nature is beautiful. Many thanks and a good week, as well!

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  6. Gorgeous scenery here - what a lovely collection of photos.
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-little-dab-of-color.html

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  7. What a great place! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and photos.

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  8. An der schönen blauen Donau..... Your amazing photos show its beauty. Thank you Alexa for sharing - have a great week!

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    1. Thank you so much, Riitta! So lovely to read your thoughts!

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  9. Wonderful scenery! I love the blue colour in your shots.

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    1. Danube has a very interesting blue colour in so many shades along its course (from what I observed)
      Many, many thanks, Fiona!

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  10. Such stunning scenery, it doesn't seem to matter in which country one encounters the Danube it's beauty always takes your breath away.
    Thanks you for linking to Mosaic Monday this week, happy travels!

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    1. Indeed, Danube's beauty "no matter in which country one encounters, always takes your breath away"... lovely said by you!
      Many thanks for the thoughts!

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  11. Beautiful photos of the Danube - such wonderful mountains beside the water.

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  12. Nici nu stiu la ce sa ma opresc mai intai! Asa ca nu ma opresc, visez un pic ascultand o muzica frumoasa, respir culori de ape, munti si cer si ma bucur la gandul ca mi-am clatit ochii in astfel de frumuseti!
    Zile frumoase si inspirate, draga Alexa!

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    1. Multumesc frumos pentru randurile-ganduri! Zile frumoase si inspirate, intotdeauna!

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  13. Dear Alexa, thank you for sharing all these marvelous photos. The views were stunning. I feel like I went on the trip too. Thank you so much for your sweet words when visiting my blog. They meant so much as they did to my husband as I read them to him also. Wishing you a great week my friend.

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    1. A very good week for you, as well! and many thanks for the sensitive words and thoughts! impressed by!

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  14. Such a beautiful river, it's understandable why a beautiful song would be composted about it. Thanks for sharing and I hope to see you back again.

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  15. Such a wonderful post, Alexa! Your photography shows so well the beauty of the majestic river and the mountains around it. What a splendid blue sky and a feeling of happiness...
    Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely day!

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    1. So lovely said "feeling of happiness"...
      Many thanks for the words and thoughts! A lovely day, too!

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  16. Gorgeous! We visited the Danube last September! Have a great week!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2016/08/xuchang-reunion-16.html

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    1. Thank you so much!and such lovely coincidence. A great week, as well!

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  17. Hello Alexa...my doctor is from Romania and goes back to see her parents as they still live there. I was telling her how much I enjoyed your blog and beautiful photos of your country....Michelle

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    1. Hello, Michelle. i'm impressed to hear about your doctor. I love to discover interesting things about nature through your amazing blog and posts, as well. Appreciation is mutual.
      many, many thanks and best regards to you and family!

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  18. Heisann, these memories are worth saving, beautiful landscape, very good shooting ;:OD)

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    1. Heisann! Indeed, "memories that are worth saving"; so lovely expressed! Many thanks!

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  19. much beauty in that landscape. A little like Norway I think :)

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  20. Such breathtaking and poetic captures. The Danube flows through Ingolstadt, Germany (where I work) as well. It is lovely.

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  21. Wonderful post, Alexa!
    Thank you for joining the Friday Greens meme, I look forward to your next contribution.

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  22. This was a fantastic road trip Alexa, many gorgeous photos with spectacular scenery. I also enjoyed the ones in sepia. Thank you for sharing and I wish you a very happy weekend.

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