Around the World in Analogue: Transfăgărășan Highway, Romania


“Around the World in Analogue” is your bite-sized guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, Radka Smolíková guides us through the majestic scenery along Transfăgărășan Highway in Romania.

Name: Radka Smolíková
LomoHome: @smolda
Social Media: Instagram
Camera: Lomo LC-A
Film: Lomography Purple XR 100 – 400 (new formula)
Location: Transfăgărășan Highway, Romania

Driving on the Transfăgărășan Highway was one of the highlights during my road trip around Romania. The road crosses the Făgăraș Mountains between the two highest peaks in Romania. There are many amazing viewpoints waiting for you, both on your way up towards the Bâlea Lake and down. I literally wanted to stop at each of them. Being there in the middle of October also meant that the top was already covered by snow, which was really beautiful.

There are many amazing places to see along the road: Bâlea Waterfall (which takes a steep, 30-minute hike to get to), Bâlea Lake (a glacier lake, on the top of the road), Vidraru Lake (the fifth biggest dam in Europe), and Poenari Castle (where you have to climb 1480 steps to reach it). If you are in the area I highly recommend going there! No wonder the highway is called the best road in the world by Top Gear, I enjoyed every second driving it. But don’t forget to check whether the road is open because it’s usually closed from November to June!

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  1. an4
    an4 ·

    nice Photos, nice Trip

  2. david_c
    david_c ·

    Lovely photos

  3. crismiranda
    crismiranda ·

    Nice trip, lovely shots!

  4. icequeenubia
    icequeenubia ·

    Lovely gallery, @smolda! <3

  5. polaroidlove
    polaroidlove ·

    Wonderful photos, thankyou @smolda!

  6. smolda
    smolda ·

    Thank you so much @icequeenubia! ;) And thanks everyone, @an4, @david_c, @crismiranda, @polaroidlove! :)

  7. systemdevice
    systemdevice ·

    Really great photos, @smolda! I'm glad you liked Romania! :D

  8. smolda
    smolda ·

    @systemdevice Thank you! :) The trip was amazing!

  9. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·


  10. smolda
    smolda ·

    @frenchyfyl Thank you! :)

  11. theblues
    theblues ·

    @smolda those landscape are really amazing and the story too!! thank you for sharing :)

  12. smolda
    smolda ·

    @theblues Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the article. :)

  13. robertquietphotographer
    robertquietphotographer ·

    I love your photos, great scenery! For sure to put on my "to go" list! Of course with a camera!

  14. smolda
    smolda ·

    @robertquietphotographer Thank you so much! :) I highly recommend! :)

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