I’ve been fortunate enough to see some amazing places in Europe and even the USA. From Munich to Prague, New York to Atlanta. Today I’ll write about a nice place one hundred miles from my city: Resita (Reşiţa – as we write it in Romanian).
Few days ago me and the man had to take a small trip to the Semenic Mountain to solve something for one of our closest friends. If he was willing to drive more than 3 hours to get us to the Budapest airport, when we left for NYC, we can surely help with a smaller errand, especially since we’re both off a normal job. So we’ve got plenty of time.
The weather was pretty nice when we left Timisoara, then the sky got darker. Was able to take one nice photo, then the sky turned gray and it got too cold for me to bother walking and taking pictures.
After finishing our business there, we went back to Resita, so that we can then drive up to Timisoara. Resita is an old industrial city that’s been hit hard by the recession. The only thing saving them is the proximity to the mountains, so some of the locals have houses to rent near the ski resorts. And still, even if it’s not the best looking city in Romania, Resita has got something pretty nice: an open-air locomotives museum.
Back in 1972, an engineer thought it would be cool to celebrate 100 years since the first steam locomotive was made there and do something special in the city. They got 16 of these old locomotives, painted them and created a small park area to just showcase them. With some benches, a guard who’s just careful so that people won’t ruin them and that’s it. Free entry.
Let’s translate: “this locomotive was made in Resita in the year 1872″.
For us it’s been a very pleasant walk, even if the weather was far from being perfect. We took time to see the locomotives, read about them and take many pictures. The rest of the images are on bestworldimages.com, the Locomotives Musem album.