National Geographic : 1934 Apr
PALACES AND PEASANTS IN ROME'S OLD COLONY CASTLE PELE§, AT SINAIA, IS A FAVORITE RESIDENCE OF THE KING The palace nestles among the pines of the Transylvanian Alps, two hours by train from Bucharest. It was built fifty years ago by Carol I, the Hohenzollern founder of the Romanian dynasty. His grandnephew, King Carol II, the reigning monarch, was born here. Beyond rise the mile-high summits of the Bucegi Range. COSTUMES BLEND STYLES OF NEARLY TWO THOUSAND YEARS A modern hat and top-boots are combined by the man at the left with the long, loose shirt, trousers, and leather belt which were fashionable when the Roman legions of Trajan invaded the land. These peasants make their home in the northern Province of Bucovina, meaning " Forest of Beech."