A Story for the Oldest Door of Corvin Castle Transylvania

14th century door Corvin Castle

Enjoy a story for the oldest door found at Corvin Castle, Transylvania, and still in use.

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When Geometry is Art in Romanian Folk Creations #Im4Ro

When Geometry is Art in Romanian Folk Creations

When did geometry became art, seeping in everyday Romanian folk creations is a question as old as the cave art of Paleolithic Transylvania, and as old as the first human glimpse of the stars, the flowers, and the rivers. Art is life that’s been lived.

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Through the Maramures and the Szeklers Gates, in Dreamland, for Thursday Doors

Maramures Gates Dreamland book Patricia Furstenberg

Passing through wood-carved gates, such as the Maramures or the Szeklers gates is a memorable experiences, as I discovered during the research for my latest book, Dreamland.

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A Clock in a Tower at Sighisoara Fortress #Im4Ro

The Clock Tower Sighisoara fortress, the clock’s face and the statues’ niche as seen from the Lower City, the outside of Sighisoara fortress.

A Clock in a Tower at Sighisoara Fortress, is a 100-word story inspired by the tumultuous history of a land and by the pioneering spirit of its people. Enjoy!

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The Sun, Rope, Horse and Tree of Life in Romanian Wood Folk Art #Im4Ro

The Sun, Rope, Horse and Tree of Life in Romanian Wood Folk Art

The Sun, the Rope, the Horse, and the Tree of Life are important motifs encountered in traditional Romanian wood folk art.

When you look at an old house, do you see the hand that built it? The hopes and dreams that made it rise above the ground? The blessings that were whispered on its threshold? When you look at a dwelling, do you see – and wonder – why it was built the way it was, and what wonderful secrets its decorations hold?

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