Steep cliffs encroaching
The stream gathers speed
The Iron Gates loom ahead
The Iron Gates is a narrow defile or gorge through which the River Danube flows. One side of this attractively impressive canyon is formed by Romania and the other by Serbia. At one point, the two countries come so close to each other that they seem as though they are kissing. Where they come closest, there is a hydroelectric dam that was built during the Communist era.
My picture was taken from the Serbian shore in 1990, when Serbia was still part of Yugoslavia.