marți, 23 august 2011

LIVING STONES TROVANTII

Costesti village, which lies near the road between Ramnicu Valcea of Targu Jiu, Romania can observe the wonders created by nature. There are sculptures in stone, with bizarre shapes, some small, others out at the height of a man who emerged as people exploit the sand quarry.

These formations are called trove or popular "living stones". They say it would be over 6 million years old and would have occurred due to local cementing of sand, possibly due to a seismic activities. Most trove of Costesti ellipsoidal in shape.


Locals insisted that after a long rain of small rises trove wet sand and stones actually grow larger.



This theory is confirmed.

It is a natural phenomenon that deserves to be seen. Here is the only museum in the world of trovantilor.


luni, 8 august 2011

GLACIER SCARISOARA

After a steep descent on the stairs pretty grounded metal walls, a narrow path, see the oldest and largest underground glacier in Romania. Glacier Scarisoara Cave is the largest ice cave in Romania with over 3,000 years old. Glacier's Cave which houses 700 meters long. Block of ice has a volume of about 27 thousand cubic meters and a thickness exceeding 26 m and a height of about 17 m.
The cave is very cold, even when outside is 30 degrees. Feels clear influence glacier. Should be landscaped and rehabilitated road metal stairs to the cave. The cave is a place full of magic that you can return with pleasure.