The town square of Sighişoara, Transylvania

In his article on traveling the "Dracula Trail," Tripatini member Steven P. Unger, says one of his favorites places in Transylvania is Sighişoara (population around 28,000), the birthplace of Vlad Ţepeş, writing "I was enchanted the moment I entered the city's UNESCO World Heritage Upper Town. All at once I was in the middle of a perfect storybook medieval village enclosed by thick fortress walls, with cobblestone streets and Easter-egg-colored houses leaning every which way. Guarding the town square Piaţa Cetăţii (pictured here) is a spire-roofed and turreted 14th-century clock tower replete with carved wooden figures that circle a track to mark the passage of time.  In one window, a drummer plays to signal the hours; below the drummer, the angel of the night replaces the angel of the day at the final stroke of midnight.  In another window, gods and goddesses appear, changing for each day of the week."

Read Unger's post The Writing of 'In the Footsteps of Dracula: A Personal Journey and Travel Guide'


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