Vlad Tepes' Resting Place by v-something

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In front of the altar, in an Orthodox Church, on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake in Romania is the grave of the infamous Vlad (The Impaler) Tepes. Vlad Tepes was a famous ruler and defender of Romania and the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. His grave is adorned with a plaque and some simple decorations surrounded by the majesty of a truly ancient church. Taken with a Canon EOS 3000. Converted from film.

Please feel free to read my story Visiting Vlad

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I’m a keen amateur photographer with a passion for nature photography, food, drink and still life photography, architectural photography and anything gothic.
I’m also a non-fiction writer specialising in tarot, numerology, witchcraft and vampirism. I also have a PhD in Film and Witchcraft.
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  • Theodore Kemp
    Theodore Kempover 4 years ago

    whoa i heard about this place…..creepy as well as spirituall

  • So true. It was a unique experience.

    – v-something

  • SilverGinger
    SilverGingerover 4 years ago

    This is steeped in history, his is a fascinating story, must of been so cool to go and visit.

  • It was a dream come true to go to Romania and explore the history of Vlad Tepes. I loved it and hope to go again. Visiting his grave was the highlight of the trip.

    – v-something

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much to everyone who voted. I am so excited!

    – v-something

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 4 years ago

    Very interesting information with this photograph, and the darkness of the place seems so appropriate! Congrats on your challenge win!

  • Thank you for your comments :) I’m so happy with the win.

    – v-something

  • Terri Chandler
    Terri Chandlerover 4 years ago

    I’ve watched many of the History Channel shows related to this man and his life and this is the first time I think I’ve seen pictures of his resting place. VERY interesting and thank you for sharing this with us! Did you get to tour the castle? If you did, you are a brave one. ;o)

  • Thanks for the favourite pick :)
    I’ve just added a writing piece on my visit to Snagov. I’m going to add a longer piece which describes my whole journey – including my visit to the real Castle Dracula! I’ll also be adding photos of the castle, once I upload them from film.

    – v-something

  • CapsLock
    CapsLockabout 4 years ago

    this is a facinating shot!

  • Thanks! It was a great place to visit.

    – v-something

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton12 months ago

    November 26,2013

  • Thank you so much for letting me know Ann :)

    – v-something

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