We’re nearly at the ten month mark, and we’ve hit a lull – to say the least. The rainy (and sometimes very cold) weather in the middle of what is supposed to be summer has not been helping matters at all. I woke up not feeling well. at. all. and we decided to stay a day longer to give me a chance feel better without lugging bags across the country and being on old European trains (that I quite enjoy when I’m feeling well). Luckily (in a way) it turned out to be a rainy day in Sibiu and I didn’t feel as guilty staying in bed for half the day before we ventured out to try to see the town. We were two of the few jumping over puddles and ducking under overhangs to stay out of the rain as we walked around. The city is pretty adorable and its description as being a smaller, untouched ‘Prague’ was pretty accurate. My favorite part of the city: the little windows on the roofs that looked like little eyes watching your every move. I kept waiting for one of the eyes to wink at me.
We came across this pillar that boasted handmade nails from craftsmen who resided in Sibiu and had completed their ‘traditional journey’ (which lasted three years and one day) were invited to decorate the pillar. I’m not sure if the tradition has lasted until today, but it was a fun to see outside of the church (especially as the church was closed and under construction).
After about an hour of walking around in the rain, we debated what to do and felt bad wanting to go ‘home’ and get warm and dry. Instead, we rallied through and went into the Brukenthal Museum to check out the Romanian art exhibit. It was nice, there were a few pieces that I really enjoyed and we wondered if one of the rooms of portraits was the same that our friend had mentioned to us. The girl who we rode from Brasov with said there was one room where all of the portraits would watch you wherever you stood in the room. I’m not positive, but I think the first room (of the Romanian exhibit) was what she was talking about. It was a little creepy and most of the pieces were by the same artist, so it made sense.