|View of Casa Presei Libere (The House of the Free Press) from Lake Herăstrău|
|She read her favorite Bible passage before she was baptized|
Toward the end of the trip, we took a day to do a little sightseeing. First, we stopped at Romblast glass factory. We bought some handmade "friendship balls" to bring back as souvenirs for family. These were traditionally made by Old World glass blowers at the end of their shift and given to family and friends to hang in windows as a token of friendship and good luck. There were many sizes and colors to choose from.
The main sightseeing attraction was near Sinaia at Peleș Castle, in the Carpathian Mountains. The weather was perfect and the scenery was beautiful. This was the royal residence beginning with King Carol I. It is now a museum. The team took a guided tour of the ground floor. If you go to this web site, you can take a virtual tour.
|Street vendors selling souvenirs and handmade items lined the path near the castle.|
|The bell tower|
|Biserica Mare (The Great Church), built in 1846|