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Sulina: The Old Lighthouse

This lighthouse was once near the water, but because of extensive silting in the Danube delta over the years it is now far away from the sea

The only monument of this kind in RomaniaThe Big lighthouse from Sulina was transformed into a museum. Located in the central hall, the floor of the lighthouse has two large rooms, areas used for the exhibitions. Visitors can discover in the room on the right of the hall the working cabinet of Eugene P. Botez, known pen name of Jean Bart. Exhibited in the museum showcases outlining the complex personality of Eugene P. Botez are: family photos, documents, letters and a part of the writer’s library.

The European Commission of the Danube is situated in the second room. This is an international organization established for the purpose of regulating the navigation on Danube. The transformation of this village become a reality along with its presence at Sulina in 1856-1939. Thus, from a fishermen settlement it became an important city, a free port with a flourishing economy based on commerce and navigation. The Various activity carried out by ECD have been emphasized in the exhibition by the large number of photographs grouped thematically on several panels.

5 comments on “Sulina: The Old Lighthouse

  1. apple.e.e-s. says:

    i have a thing for lighthouses and hubby is trying to bring me up north to show me good ones. nice post!


  2. PhotoAddia says:

    I have not been in Sulina, many times I thought to visit the city, near the Danube Delta.
    Have you been in the Danube Delta?


    1. marthapfeil says:

      Yes, I have been to Sulina a couple of times, and to the Danube Delta about 5 or 6 times. It is a very special place. There is a pensione called Cormoranul that is wonderful. You have to go by boat to get to it. They had boats that take you out to fish or take pictures or go to Sulina, or wherever you want to go.


      1. PhotoAddia says:

        I hope from all my heart that this year I will visit the Delta. I want to show to my Swedish boyfriend some special places.


        1. marthapfeil says:

          it is very special. you can only get to Sulina by boat!
          have you seen the Romanian film “Asta E” it is about the winter in the Danube Delta and Sulina. It is a small art film, but wonderful Perhaps you could find it when you go to Romania.


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