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SOLCA by Alexandra Baltog

SOLCA


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30.12.2007 at 16:53h
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Solca is a town in Suceava County, Bukovina, Romania, with a population of over 4,500 inhabitants. Its name is derived from that of the river flowing through it, in turn derived from Slavic sol ("salt") in reference to the area's salty springs.

The town was first mentioned in a document issued by Moldavian Prince Alexandru cel Bun on January 15, 1418. In the following centuries, Solca became a market town for the surrounding area. Together with the rest of Bukovina, it became part of the Habsburg Monarchy, and was eventually part of Austria-Hungary; its fresh air helped established Solca as a renowned summer resort during the period.

During World War I, the town was the scene of Eastern Front battles between the armies of Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire.

The town is celebrated for its monumental Romanian Orthodox church, the former Sts. Peter and Paul's Monastery (1613-1623), also knowns as Solca monastery ( in the background of my picture), built by Voievod (Ruling Prince) Stefan Tomsa II of Moldavia (1611-1614; 1621-1623), and closed by the Habsburgs in 1785, and a beer factory that ranks among the oldest in the country.

Salt springs are located in the northern forested area.

Solca is also relatively close to the Cacica salt mine and the Arbore church.

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Leonid Khodyrev, 30.12.2007 at 16:57h

Excellent tonality and beautiful mood
Thanks for the info, too
Cheers
L



Lawson McCulloch, 30.12.2007 at 16:58h

A very lovely and atmospheric winter scene, with excellent information.
best wishes from Lawson.



Manfred Jochum, 30.12.2007 at 17:02h

Nice picture, lovely light.
And very informative text about a town I never heard of before. Normally, I hate to read long texts, but this one I really enjoyed.
Manfred



Jutta.M., 30.12.2007 at 17:23h

Wonderful winter impression and thank you for your information to the photo!
Greetings Jutta



Michael Krüger MK, 30.12.2007 at 17:24h

Da stimmt alles...super Bild
Gruß Micha



MoniKa T. G., 30.12.2007 at 17:37h

What a lovely village, and the photo is simply stunning.
Have a good new year,
Monika



2 little stars, 30.12.2007 at 17:45h

It looks wonderful, really romantic.
But with interesting, sometimes bloody, history.
Thanks a lot, Alex, for showing and the information.
Greetz Christel



SZM , 30.12.2007 at 18:14h

+++ Great monastery picture! +++


Monic CHAILLIER, 30.12.2007 at 18:21h

magnifique Alexandra !
cette brume donne un charme fou !
amicalement




Cees Kuijs, 30.12.2007 at 18:33h

Alex, this is a very idylic scenery. The fog adds a great atmosphere to the picture. Lovely place to bring some time for a while :-)))))
Greetings, Cees



PINDORIUS, 30.12.2007 at 18:42h

nice light in a cold atmosphere. they could be waiting for the hot sun ...


Klaus Michel. , 30.12.2007 at 18:43h

Very fine B&W Capture !
Greatings and good luck 2008
Klaus



Heidi Roloff, 30.12.2007 at 18:56h

It looks cold and very, very nice !!! I like it a lot !
Greetings from Heidi



Daniel Avasilichioaei, 30.12.2007 at 19:05h

+++


Patrick1 , 30.12.2007 at 19:57h

Wonderful!!
Guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr 2008!
lg Patrick



BRYAN CRUTE, 30.12.2007 at 20:00h

This is beautiful !
My compliments on this picture.

Bryan



Theo Weijmer, 30.12.2007 at 20:43h

You have captured the mood here in an excellent way, very nice capture.
Greetings Theo



Fons van Swaal, 30.12.2007 at 22:15h

As the fog settles in over the town it creates a special mood witch you have captured excellent...
Compliments .......well done...;-)
Best regards...............Fons



Comy , 30.12.2007 at 23:11h

art...


Véronique Soulier , 31.12.2007 at 0:13h

Such a nice BW.. BEAUTIFUL MOOD, lightning and composition.. bye VS


Peter Mertz, 31.12.2007 at 11:07h

very idyllic picture I like that :-)
Good luck in 2008

Einen Guten Rutsch by Peter Mertz
Einen Guten Rutsch
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30.12.07, 10:57
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Pascal Viyer, 31.12.2007 at 11:32h

Fine transition beetwen past and present. Marvelous Solca in this light. I would sit and see for hours...
Beautiful
amitié, Alex
p^v



bruno1234567 , 31.12.2007 at 11:53h

Hi Alex, all the best for you in 2008!
Enjoy the last days in this year, maybe outside, like in this fine pic.
Bruno



Maria Porter, 31.12.2007 at 12:03h

Wow..awesome light and just beautiful!
Maria



Natural JPEG, 31.12.2007 at 12:18h

Imi place aceasta poza! Biserica, zapada, ceata... si liniste.
Multe salutari!



Andrea Jagersberger, 31.12.2007 at 13:08h

For you and your family the best wishes for 2008!!!
lgAndrea





MarkusBrosch , 1.01.2008 at 16:16h

Lovely picture, lovely mood, great. I like it. Not much to add here ;)

Maybe to lower the camera position a bit to include more foreground and hence introduce less sky. But that's just a thought.

Great work, looking forward for more.

Best regards and a happy new year!
Markus



Massimo Carolla, 1.01.2008 at 16:18h

Excellent scenary , great image Alexandra


CsomorLászló , 1.01.2008 at 16:54h

Remek!
bw
CsL



Tom MacDonald, 1.01.2008 at 17:04h

Great shot. The atmosphere is excellent!
Cheers and happy new year
Tom



Dennis Maloney, 1.01.2008 at 18:13h

Excellent Winter landscape of Solca....best wishes, den


Anca Silvia B., 1.01.2008 at 18:43h

Vis..de la noi...
La multi ani!
Anca



Massimo Camocardi, 1.01.2008 at 21:24h

MERAVIGLIOSA!!!!!
max



N. Nescio, 1.01.2008 at 22:01h

very like at home.
great.
rgds gusti



DRAGA PUC, 2.01.2008 at 6:07h

great!!!!
d



Mauro Moschitti , 2.01.2008 at 10:39h

S T R A O R D I N A R I A


marian enache , 2.01.2008 at 11:06h

super shot!frumoasa e tara asta ...pacat cum e condusa..congrats!


Dragomir Vukovic, 2.01.2008 at 21:34h

excellent


Iedu Alexandru , 3.01.2008 at 18:10h

AMAZING TOME AND MODE ...
FANTASTIC PLACE ... FANTASTIC IMAGE !!!

KIND REGARDS,
ALEX



KasiaD , 5.01.2008 at 17:37h

Very atmospheric shot with the hint of sun, the smoke and the frost. Thanks for the information on Solca too. Kathryn


Peter Kr., 5.01.2008 at 18:12h

amazing atmosphere - wonderful winter impression and a very informative description about Solca
best regards
Peter



FREDRICK ADAM, 6.01.2008 at 15:37h

Beautiful composition, what a magical place!
F.A.



Grazia Redaelli, 7.01.2008 at 23:10h

Super atmosphere!
Very nice!
Grazia
:-)



Roxana Laemmlin , 8.01.2008 at 10:20h

mystic atmosphere and a fine description.

roxana



Udo Prokisch, 11.01.2008 at 22:09h

excellent!
lg



zoodiac (Branislav Bielik) , 4.03.2008 at 9:33h

wow this is beautiful . nice moment


Carla Lingner , 10.03.2008 at 8:55h

Imi place foarte mult poza asta, peste care am dat azi din intimplare.
Salutari, Carla



Mihai Grigorescu, 10.03.2008 at 12:39h

Great picture !


Elise Diana Brandt, 8.01.2009 at 15:57h

Its my hometown. Love the picture
Diana



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