|Bust of Vlad Dracula in Sigishoara, Romania|
Check out my set of Dracula pictures HERE. You can see a bigger set of shots I took on our trip to Romania HERE.
Meanwhile, the quick background on how the real Dracula had his name attached to the now famous fictional vampire character is that author Bram Stoker knew of Vlad's history and how bloody his methods of ruling were and he simply took the name and applied it to his fictional "Count Dracula"vampire character. Stoker also knew of the superstitions and legends of vampires in Translyvania, so he set the Count's home there.
Finally, if you're interested, you can read about our adventures in Romania by clicking HERE to get to my "On the Trail of Dracula" series.