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Images of Moldovan Countryside

Here I will post images of Moldova outside Chisinau, as seen by me. Please excuse me if some of the images are blur, but I take some pictures from the car on the move and Moldovan roads are in quite a poor shape in many places.

Last update: June 16, 2006.

The village of Ciuciuleni (pronounced [Chu-chu-len]), where both of my parents were born.

Entering the village: a Mercedes meets a cart (and a dog):
Carts are still usual in villages
The central village square, from where buses depart and where the village mayor's office is:
Village square
The village "club" - where movies used to be shown and where discos were once held every weekend. I don't know what is going on in there now.
The culture club
A crucifix on the hill above the village as seen at a 12x zoom:
A crucifix

June 2006. The Capriana Monastery. This is one of the most famous Moldovan Monasteries, which was largely mistreated by the Soviets and was restored under the supervision of Moldova's president Vladimir Voronin.

The Capriana Monastery
The Capriana Monastery
The Capriana Monastery
The view on the village from the road
The Capriana Monastery

June 2006. The next series of images shows the typical Moldovan road views (these ones were on the way to the village of Ciuciuleni through Capriana).

The next particular image shows how passing trucks have shaped the willows growing by the road, creating a "corridor".
Shaped trees
A train
A Moldovan countryside scenery
A road in a forest
Almost a 180 degrees panoramic view newar the Capriana Monastery:
A panoramic view
Rain steaming up from the hot road
Rain on a hot road
Crucifixes are very common, even "in the middle of nowhere":
A crucifix
Other things you see on the way:
Moldovan countryside
Moldovan countryside
Moldovan countryside
Moldovan countryside
Moldovan countryside
Moldovan countryside
Moldovan countryside
Moldovan countryside
Moldovan countryside
Moldovan countryside
Moldovan countryside

Unsorted images here.

Summer 2004. In the woods behind the Hincu Monastery.
Forest near Hincu Monastery
Trees (acacia and walnut):
Trees
Trees
Trees
Cherry-picking:
Picking cherries
Picking cherries
A panoramic view of a lake with "dachas" around it:
A lake panorama