The Legend of Putna Monastery #Im4Ro

Putna Monastery, a legend

It took the strength of two men to open the massive wooden doors of Putna Monastery, and they groaned with legends as they parted. And it took two to open the massive doors leading to its nave, a stone engraving overhead remembering all those who helped rebuild and protect it.

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Mary and Constantin Rosetti, a Love Like None Other #Im4Ro

Mary Grant Rosetti love

‘None is happier than the poet for he lives twice, as a man and an angel. With the sole exception that through his earthly life he experiences nothing but happiness and candor. But what use is this material life to me, for when it offers me love, I feel unworthy to partake in it?’ These are the thoughts of young Rosetti of 24 years of age on the eve of the 1840’s Christmas.

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The Legend of the Christmas Tree, a Bird and a Fir Tree #Im4Ro

The Legend of the Christmas tree, the bird and the fir tree

This legend of the Christmas Tree, of a lost bird and a kind fir tree, comes from the land where I was born, Romania. Enjoy it (it even begins like any Romanian tale). Merry Christmas!

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In the News: Expat Life Chat, Steve Allison and Patricia Furstenberg Podcast #Im4Ro

Link to Expat Life Chat, Steve Allison and Patricia Furstenberg

Listen below and do click on the little heart if you liked it – it starts with a 100-word story created especially for the show…

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Oldest and Tiniest, a Story for the Wooden Church of Doba, 16th century #Im4Ro

16cent wooden church Doba Mica

Any place has a story, any place deserves a story, this is the one for the oldest and tiniest wooden churches from Zona Codrului, Woodland Realm, in Maramures, Romania. It is the late 16th century wooden church of Doba, dedicate to Archangels Michael and Gabriel.

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