Monday, October 27, 2008

Wooden church from Viseu de Sus, Maramures

"Unique" - a word to describe the wooden churches of Maramures!

I took this photo in Viseu de Sus, which is a small town from Maramures, Romania.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Maramures wooden door (detail)

The wooden doors of Maramures are unique. One cannot pass by without noticing their beauty.Each door is a piece of art where the locals' woodcarving talent is displayed. Each Maramures wooden door has its own story to tell. When the doors are welcoming, the people are welcoming!

Fratii Petreus - instrumental
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Marta from Stramtura - a woman I met

She lives all alone in an old wooden house from Stramtura, Maramures. Her house is quite isolated from the rest of the village but the region is awesome. I approached her wooden house to take some photos and thus I met her. I enjoy talking to old people but sometimes their stories are sad. Marta’s story was sad. I found out that her husband had died the year I was born.

That day I just wanted to take a photo of a wooden house, happy that I’m on holyday. It was a day in which I felt particularly happy. When Marta approached her own house I was happy again. I like meeting people like her and I was happy I could take a photo of Marta in front of her house. She reminded me so much of my grandmother! I took the photos and then we talked. Thus, I found out about her 27 years of solitude, the same number of my age. And I felt that when my life started her life somehow ended.

But that’s just a part of the story behind the photo. I guess the photo will tell you even more…Just LOOK!

Opriti timpul - Corina Chiriac
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

a window of the past

Detail of an old wooden house from Maramures, Romania.

...and some firewood for the winter.

fereastră spre trecut

de Ioan Ivascu

miroase-a lemn uscat, a veşnicie,
a frunze veştejite şi a lut,
iar zeul toamnei somnoros te-mbie
la tumbe largi în raiul tău pierdut

Paula Seling - Tu Nu Vezi ?
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Just three baby flowers lost in my garden, three baby flowers lost in this late autumn, just three tiny and fragile flowers, giving a helping hand to a lost spider... (hmmm, I love taking photos)

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