Caraiman Peak - Crucea Caraiman
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Caraiman Peak - Crucea Caraiman

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Going from the Romanian Sfinx to the Crucea Caraiman in the Bucegi Mountains from Romanian Carpati, I took a series of images with a handheld pole. Canon 5D+Tokina10-17 @ 15mm. August 2012

Caraiman Peak From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Heroes' Cross, monument located atop Caraiman Peak Elevation 2,260 m (7,415 ft) Location Location Romania Range Bucegi Mountains, Southern Carpathians Coordinates 45°24′22.21″N 25°29′51.72″E The Caraiman Peak is a mountain peak located in Romania, in the Bucegi Mountains of the Southern Carpathians. It has a height of 2,260 m. The nearest town is Buşteni. Atop Caraiman peak lies the Heroes' Cross, a memorial of World War I. It was erected between 1926 and 1928, and was initiated by Queen Maria of Romania. The material needed for construction was carried up using a funicular, as well as carts carried by oxen. The monument's height is 29.5 meters and the arms' length is 14 meters.

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