Photographer's Note

Sulina used to be a major port in the Danube Delta / Black Sea coast. The river was used as a major shipping highway all the way to Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna and beyond. The local cemetery is a truly cosmopolitan site with tombs not just of Romanians, but British as depicted here, French, Russian, Turkish, German and Jewish settlers and seafarers. I might load a workshop showing a wider angled view of the cemetery. Here's a description from Lonely Planet.

"The town cemetery, 2km east of the centre along the road to the beach, reflects the diversity of Sulina's early inhabitants. You'll find Romanian and Russian Orthodox, Greeks, Turks and Jews, all buried within close proximity of one another. In front of the small chapel there's a row of British sailors, who succumbed to various afflictions in the mid-19th century while mapping the delta. There's also a pirate's grave, said to be the only one of its kind in Europe."

An image of the pirate's grave appears in the following link.


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