A House with Blue-Framed Windows from Transylvania

A charming tiny farm house with blue-framed windows from the village Dumitra, Alba County, Transylvania, Romania, for Jude’s Life in Colour Photo Challenge 2021 ๐Ÿ™‚

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A House with Blue-Framed Windows from Transylvania. The low fence, of weaved twigs straightened with clay, is typical for this lifestyle. The roof is made of sheaf of wheat.

This charming farm house was built at the beginning of the 19th century and transported to the Village Museum of Bucharest from Dumitra village, Alba County – approximately 360 km away – in 1957.

It is such a small house, only a porch and a room for everyday life, with an oven covered in Terra-cotta tiles that was used for cooking and for keeping warm during winter.

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Blue-framed window of a country house from Romania, Dumitra village, Alba County, Transylvania. The blue used here is unusual for this area.

I like this little house very much because it teaches about the life of the free peasants, the jeleri of Transylvania, those who had a bit of land to call their own and that gave them the feeling of leading a decent, free life.

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Framed in blue paint, although we are in the middle of the Transylvanian plateau. Perhaps as a nod towards the Tarnava Rivers springing nearby… not Danube, nor the sea…

A small house was enough, with a low fence, and a small gate at the front. A simple life, but a free one. They would have had a vegetable garden, and the bulk of work – mostly wheat farming – would have been done for a rich feudal noble.

blue framed window country house Romania Dumitra

Let’s take a peek inside. See the dish painted with blue motifs on a pristine white table cloth? On the far wall, woven carpets in white, blue and red.

I hope that, whoever lived here, led a happy, peaceful life.

More blue, and more houses, as well as doors coming your way soon.

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40 Replies to “A House with Blue-Framed Windows from Transylvania”

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, almost but not quite. I believe Santorini homes are taller, and have flat roof? Not thatched anyway.
      I am yet to discover the secret of the blue paint – in the middle of Transylvania ๐Ÿ™‚ But there were three big water around,the Tarnava Rivers – maybe this.

      1. Are those colours unusual there, then? Here the blue is unremarkable, anywhere. To see a white house, and definitely thatch, is more unusual. We have some around here, but we are rural.

        1. Yes, yes ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re in the middle of an inter-mountainous plateau. No sea, nor even the big Danube nearby.

    1. Such joy here Jude ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I am looking forward to a summer (winter here) of blue! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you for visiting.

  1. OMG! I’ve recognized it immediately. It IS a little jewel of a house from The Village Museum in Bucharest! It does stand out with those fairytale-like windows. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your post brought me so much joy and beautiful memories. Thank you, Patricia. โค๏ธ Off topic: for some reason I can’ t see your posts in the Reader section of my blog, although I follow your blog. Luckily I receive a message in my inbox every time you post. If only I checked my e-mail more often… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Great pleasure, Jo ๐Ÿ™‚ It is a jewel of a little house.

      Thank you so much. I’m looking into that. All I can see is posts flashing when I go to Reader and check my own. I logged a Q on the WordPress Forum. Oh boy!

      1. Yes, it is! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m visiting you from there. I’m glad you fixed the problem Your articles are interesting and well written and I’d hate for people to miss them because of a technicality. I’m pleased.

        1. Ah, thank YOU!

          They said “the blog ID for the cached version of your site Jetpack creates on WordPress.com was never correctly attached to the feed. That’s just something that can sometimes happen with Jetpack sites. Nothing you did caused this, and it’s also unlikely to happen again.

          “But should something like this happen again, please let us know – there’s nothing you can do to fix this from your end, we need to do it using our internal tools for the Reader.”

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  2. Blue is my favourite color.
    This is really a glimpse into simple and mindful living. Must be so cozy and warm, just the right atmosphere for a good family life.
    Thanks for sharing this, Patricia.

  3. Oh, I adore blue, especially this shade ๐Ÿ™‚
    I think so too, simple, good family life. And just enough ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kind thanks for visiting ๐Ÿ™‚ I should bring out the cookies next time ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. That is beautiful. I had a house with colorful windows in one of my stories to denote where the drug dealers dealt. Probably not the reason for these gorgeous windows!

    1. What an intriguing detail in your story, Jacqui. Denoting a nonconformist soul, perhaps.
      Probably just love for the outdoors here, and a joyful spirit.
      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I agree ๐Ÿ™‚ and quiet. Bothered only by the rooster at dawn and the cattle returning home before dusk.

    Ah, the ‘Like’ button. You have to jiggle it ๐Ÿ™‚ Jetpack needs a page refresh every now and then. But I do consider it, and I thank you kindly.

    1. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the tiny house, Luisa.

      I apologize for the late reply – WprdPress placed a few comment went in the spam folder for some strange reason.

      Kind thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. With pleasure. Thank you for following back. Sorry for the late reply – WprdPress placed a few comment went in the spam folder for some strange reason.
      Mais non, pas du tout ๐Ÿ˜‰

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