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

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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The Wooden Church from Bicaz, Maramures, Romania

Bicaz wooden church, Maramures, image source CodruCulturaMm

Dating back to 1779, the Wooden Church from Bicaz, Maramures county, Romania, still mothers a congregation, and as tiny as it may be it still represents the heart of a community of people with dreams, and hopes, and stories to tell.

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The Romanian Blouse, IA, its Story, History, and Symbology

The Romanian Blouse, IA, its Story, History, and Symbology

The Romanian blouse, ia, is the fruitful outcome of a millennial history and rich tradition. Woven in codes. Ia, this Romanian embroidered peasant blouse also known as la blouse Roumaine, is the acclaimed symbol of the Romanian nation.

Visual patterns representing an unwritten knowledge and assiduous hand crafting seep like bygone scents in our wireless world. Welcome to the Romanian blouse, ia, a highly visual blog post for a trendy fashion symbol.

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Lurid, Autumn’s Gold

Lurid, Autumn's Gold

Lurid can symbolize the translucent shade of autumn leaves, its gold, but it can also fade into a dying pale-yellow.

The morning mist enveloped autumn’s shades
And auburn, crimson, scarlet –
They all paled
And blended into lurid,
The yellow pale.
Beneath the nascent sky.

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Symbolism in Romanian Folk Pottery

Horezu Romania folk pottery and symbols

Symbolism in Romanian folk pottery, as ancient as the Neolithic period, paints the image of an advance culture with a deep understanding of the nature’s laws and human existence.

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