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Gura Motrului


Town of Gura Motrului


Gura Motrului is a very small village on the western side of Bilta.

This is a general view of Gura Motrului, taken from a distance of about 1 km, looking from north to south, near a bridge over a small river Motru which is flowing to the left in this photo, meeting the Jiu river at a distance of one kilometre from this bridge.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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This is the Gura Motrului monastery, to the west of Bilta, on the right bank of the Jiu, in a small village, Gura Motrului, county Mehedinti, on a hill.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe






Springs and wells are an important part of Romanian culture. They seem to have an importance out of all proportion to the mere fact of obtaining life giving water - they seem to have a religious significance as well, and form an important part of the life of Romanian villages.


Gura well

Well in Gura Motrului.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe


Gura well

Well in Gura Motrului.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe


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A stork with young, in the middle of the village Gura Motrului, to the west of Bilta, on the right bank of the Jiu, in 2005. Usually the storks make their nests in the villages, and the people of the village leave them in peace.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe


Stork

Five storks in the same nest, at Gura Motrului, just near the west border of Bilta, in 2006. This may well be the same stork pair as in 2005, since stork pairs often return to the same nest year after year, adding to the sticks making up the nest every year, and raising a new family. It may be seen that the nest in this photograph is taller than the 2005 nest.

It is possible to find many storks everywhere in this area, possibly because of the rich food in the rivers, because of good rain in 2006. The local people do not molest them, because storks are believed to bring good luck.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe






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