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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Travelling from Mountain top to Sea side, Doors and Stories #Im4Ro

Medieval Fortress Rasnov Transylvania at sunset

Today we’ll be travelling from mountain top to sea side celebrating Thursday Doors and stories of 2021. I found it difficult to choose a handful of doors, but here are the ones that stuck to my heart…

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A Tall House, a Banknote, and a Legend on Fire, Thursday Doors #Im4Ro

A Tall House, a Banknote, and a Legend on Fire

This tall house, a near lookalike of the one depicted on the 10 Lei Romanian Banknote, comes with a legend about a fire, and about how three villages came to be.

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Surprising Snow North of Karoo, a Christmas in July

Swartberg Pass near Karoo snow Christmas July South Africa

South Africans were gifted with surprising snow near Karoo recently, so I invite you to a Christmas in July with fresh images of snow, a Christmas tree from Bucharest and some magical doors for Thursday Doors.

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Dreamy Blues, Authentic 1885 Tulcea House by the Black Sea #Im4Ro

Window shutters painted in dreamy blues adorn an authentic house from 1885 Tulcea, a Romanian county spreading between Danube and the Black Sea.

Window shutters painted in dreamy blues adorn an authentic house from 1885 Tulcea, that dips its shores in both the Danube and the Black Sea. You can visit it now, on my blog, or at the Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania.

We have a Romanian saying, Omul sfinţeşte locul, in English it carries the same meaning as “a good farmer makes a good farm.”

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