Bran Castle is one of several castles associated with “Dracula”. Built in 1377 on a trade route on the border of Transylvania, the castle was stormed and occupied by Vlad III (the source of the Dracula legend) in 1459. WARNING – I know our generation is generally, unfortunately fairly desensitized to violence, but if you research Vlad III, beware, as he appears to have been a very nasty piece of work, aka “Vlad the Impaler” (not in a good way) : ) - among other things.
The castle is a now a museum and tourist destination in Romania, with an open air peasant village at its base.
I thought it would be interesting to share pictures of this castle so you could see the actual domicile and interior décor and grounds that Dracula might have occupied, as a jumping off point for a more modern interpretation of vampire décor and fashion in our posts this week.
A beautiful castle. There are apparently 2 others associated with Vlad III, but this is perhaps the most picturesque.
Hope you enjoy!
Shine On! Braxton
|Wow! Looks like a movie set!|
|A secret passage!|
|Bad, Bad Vlad III|