Videos


Polls

  • Do you agree with the controversial cyanide mining at Rosia Montana?
  • show result

    all polls



Cosmo and Nanu - Fantasy

Top Gear team filming on Transfagarasan road

romaniantimes.at

The Top Gear team is currently filming on the Transfagarasan road in central Romania where roads have been closed for two days at their request.

After driving their Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin cars through the tunnels of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's huge construction, the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May headed for the Transfagarasan area, one of the most spectacular in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains.

According to local highway officials, the Transfagarasan road is closed between Balea Lac and Bales Fall today (Thurs) from 11am to 7pm and will be closed tomorrow from 6am to 1pm.

The team filmed yesterday near Vidraru Dam, built in 1965. The lake behind it covers 893 hectares surface and is 166 metres deep. The dam is known as one of the highest structures for bunjee jumping in Europe.

The team had a traditional Romanian supper last night at local resort Micutul Vrajitor ("The Little Wizard") in Capataneni in Arges county.

"We offered them traditional peasant soup and barbecue, at their wish. They were all very friendly; they didn’t act like stars but like normal people. They all liked our natural ingredients. Our place is in a rural area and everything we use is completely natural," said Dana Barsan, the owner of the resort that opened four year ago.

"We’re proud we had them as our guests", she added.

Barsan is very proud of the area visited by the famous British guests. "The area near Vidraru and Transfagarasan is the most beautiful in the country," she said.

Tranfagarasan is the highest road in Romania, climbing up to 2,034 metres. It runs north and south across the tallest part of the Carpathian Mountains between the highest peak in the country, Moldoveanu, and the second highest, Negoiu. The road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, rising from 1,034 to 2,034 metres in only 30 kilometres.

The successful car show, broadcast in over 90 countries, has chosen Romania as the site of one of 14 episodes promoting different destinations in the world.

Top Gear, which has received Emmy and BAFTA awards, is famous for its trio of presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and its mysterious test driver, The Stig.




Tag cloud Mountains  resort  Hammond  Barsan  Gear  visited  Romania  soup  Vidraru  Clarkson  Richard  British  barbecue  Carpathian  James  filming  Transfagarasan  Jeremy  liked  traditional




Latest News

 

Policeman Beating Girl, 13, Divides Romania
A Romanian police officer has resigned after a video that has split the country showed him beating a 13-year-old girl in custody who was part of a gang of convicted killers that preyed on the elderly.

Granny Spinner Likely To Escape With 30 GBP Public Order Fine
The Romanian teenager who grabbed a terrified woman and spun her around in the middle of a street for a "joke" is likely to escape with a 30 GBP fine - because his victim is too terrified to file a complaint.

National History Museum shows ancient gold coins returned from UK
The Romanian National History Museum in Bucharest has exhibited a rare collection of ancient gold coins that had vanished and have now been returned from the UK where the customs had held them.

Romanian woman gives a birth for free in Serbian hospital and then leaves a baby
Hospital staff in the northern Serbian town of Pozarevac where shocked when a Romanian woman entered there, gave birth and then secretly left abandoning the baby.

Arctic opens a new fridge production line in Gaesti
Romanian company Arctic has opened a new fridge production line in the town of Gaesti in the south of the country.

Romanian businessmen discuss cooperation with Oman
Businessmen representing Romanian companies will stay in Oman for two days discussing possible ways of cooperation between the two countries.

Serbia is a homeland of vampires, not Romania, claims American journalist
An American journalist has revealed the homeland of vampires is Serbia, not Romania.

Simona Halep wins a tournament in Sofia
Romanian tennis star Simona Halep has won the WTA tournament in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

Emil Constantinescu meets president of Azerbaijan
Former President of Romania Emil Constantinescu has met the president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Baku

Architect of Romanian Parliament Palace dies
The Architect of the Parliament Palace in Bucharest has died.

 


The most popular stories –
last 7 days


Friends and Partners





Cosmo and Nanu - Hey Cool