Friday Fun: Location Hunting

I’ve been immersing myself in the world of my novel – and very much enjoying it. It does help that a lot of the locations in the novel (which takes place predominantly in Romania) are so picturesque.

The fatal accident that leads to everything that happens in the novel takes place on this road over the mountains, the Transfăgărășan crossing the Carpathians. From Romania Visitor Center.
Some crucial scenes take place at the Chalet on Lake Balea at the top of the mountain.
Our two main protagonists meet up with former classmates to try and find out more about the deceased here, on top of the National Theatre, at Enache’s Milk Bar. From
They make an important ally and friend in Curtea de Arges, not far from the site of the accident, and spend a short while in the grounds of this beautiful monastery. From
Eli does some research in the archives at the Central State Library in Bucharest, from
Clues lead them to the beautiful Transylvanian city of Sibiu, and they have lunch in the Big Square in the centre, from

17 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Location Hunting”

  1. Oh my! I’m ashamed to say I know almost nothing about your country, but these beautiful pictures have made me want to visit (and I say that as someone who’s not exactly keen on travelling). The lakes and mountains are stunning, as is the architecture.

    Thank you for sharing these.

  2. Oh, those are such beautiful places, Marina Sofia! And it really helps me imagine your novel to be able to see ‘photos of them. I’m happy for you that you’re deeply into writing it – isn’t that a great feeling? I wish you well with it.

  3. These bring me back to my many visits to Romania… Curtea de Arges is beautiful (I remember part of the legend of the curved windows – something about the walls coming down every night and having to put a young women within the walls so they’d stop falling down).

  4. Marina,
    Did you write the novel?
    Lovely capture of the book in this post. It’s a recommended way of sharing a book without giving away the story. Nice job!

    1. Why, thank you. I’ve written the first draft of the novel and am currently wrestling with the second. Getting there, slowly but surely. After -ahem- a lot of years.

  5. It looks a wonderful place to visit. I just need to make sure I don’t go anywhere near that road over the mountains – I have no head for heights and hairpin bends just add to the state of near panic!

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