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 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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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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Classical or Innovative, Glass and Brick in Bucharest #Im4Ro

Bucharest Royal Courthouse Curtea Veche Vlad Tepes

Be it classical or innovative, the futuristic glass architecture shakes hands with classical, elegant brick structures more often than some would want in Bucharest, Romania.

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Statues on a Roof and Magnificent 16th Century Houses Brasov #Im4Ro

A building in Brasov from 1550

Sometimes the obvious, such as statues placed on the roof of a house, are the bling that steers your eyes away from the 16th century houses built just across the road. Welcome to Brasov (where part of my current WIP takes place 🙂 )

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