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Ghost Castle from Valea Lui Pătru
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Pătru's Valley (Valea Lui Pătru) is a small village surrounded by forest, situated about 20 km south of Filiaşi, foggy and covered with snow in this winter photo. This name, "Pătru" is a very old word, derived from "Petre" (or "Peter" in english) in a folk form, as are many words used in this area
Pătru was an outlaw, a bandit of the 18th century, who had a house hidden underground in the area of the future village, in a forest on a hill. Eventually he had a family, and when a village was built in a valley nearby, the village took the name Valea Lui Pătru which it bears to this day.
Near Scaesti village is a small village Valea Lui Pătru surrounded by forest, situated about 20 km south of Filiaşi. In the middle of this village is a small, ancient castle.
Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 1st December 2008
Alexis Project Filiasi/Romania
RC J/263/230/2007 CIF 21464151
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Oltenia Museum Craiova/Romania
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