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My Daily Pictures – I invite you to the Dracula Medieval Festival!

The old fortress of Targoviste comes to life. It returns over time, and the stone-paved alleys are once again animated by the knights, princesses and craftsmen. For two days an interesting medieval festival takes place in my town, Dracula Festival!  All events during the Dracula Medieval Festival will take place inside  the Royal Court Targoviste. If you are in the vicinity of Targoviste, do not hesitate to come for last day of event.  You will also have the chance to visit the Royal Court for free! It’s worth!

More pictures will come tomorrow

Photos taken with 

Nikon D7500

Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Settings f/5.6, 1/80sec, ISO 200

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19 Points

Written by Ileana Calotescu



  1. Very interesting but I like the story by Bram Stoker “Dracula”. Liked the picture and have only been to a few local festivals in Ohio years ago.

  2. Do you know who Dracula was?

    Count Dracula Vlad Tepes

    Born in December 1431 in Romania, the province of Transylvania. Father, the Prince Prince of Wallachia, because of his cruelty, got the name Dracul, which in Romanian means the devil. He lives in Sighisoara, while his son and his younger brother, Radu, live in the Tirgovist palace (with the family of later traitors). Winter 1442. Dracul sends the government and Radua as hostages to Sultan Mehmed II in Istanbul. Vlad was held in captivity until 1448 when his father was killed. After release from captivity, the Turks are telling him the whole truth about the torture of his brother by the Tirgovist.

    At the age of 17, with the help of the Turks, he moves to take over the Wallachian crown, which he did in July 1456. His rule is described as the most brutal but also the most successful for Romania itself. Najsurovija stems from the revenge against the Tirgovists because of the disbelief towards his father. On Sundays in 1459 on Easter he arrested all the descendants of Tirgovists. He hurried to the chairs of the elderly, and the others forced him to walk without a break 50 miles from the capital to Poenari. There he ordered them to build a fortress facing the Arges River. Many people died when building the fort.

    In Transylvania, his brutal march toward criminals and enemies was remarkable, with, for any violation, he pounded them in the cribs and so he lured them to the square to see everyone. In this way, he forced them to obey him, respect his orders and, most importantly, to feel the indescribable fear of him. Everything, from ordinary lying to murder, was punished in this way. He placed the golden cup in which he was drinking water. He was never stolen for one reason, fear. Vlad just tested his people in obedience by putting that pile out of pure. Every traveler who was thirsting through that road could drink from the pile, but he was denied that he would ever leave from there.
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    • Of course I know who was Vlad Tepes. He was one of the 33 rulers who had their residence in Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia for 300 years. In fact, the exact place of the birth of Vlad Tepes is unknown. He is supposed to have been born in Sighisoara because his father, Vlad Dracul, lived in Sighisoara between 1431-1435.?

  3. I would just love to be there and see all the costumes and visit the Royal Court. I have never been to a renaissance or medieval fair although we have in Toronto a restaurant that offers jousting tournaments and knight fights with all the trimmings. Great pictures and cannot wait to see more.