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.Continue reading “A Tall House, a Banknote, and a Legend on Fire for Thursday Doors”
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.”Continue reading “Dreamy Blues, Authentic 1885 Tulcea House by the Black Sea”
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.Continue reading “Classical or Innovative, Glass and Brick in Bucharest”
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 🙂 )Continue reading “Statues on a Roof and Magnificent 16th Century Houses in Brasov”
There is a natural progression from the medieval Bran Castle with its unique brass door knocker in the shape of a queen’s head and the crocus legend.
Bran Castle’s Unique Door Knocker
The Bran Pass was long time one of the most important trade routs in Medieval times, between Asia, Moldavia, Wallachia, and further towards the Hungarian Kingdom and the West powers of Europe, and especially after the fall of Constantinople, after which the Ottoman Empire had full control over the Bosphorus strait, thus strangling in its unfaithful hand the sea trading of Venice and Genoa…Continue reading “Bran Castle’s Unique Door Knocker and a Crocus Legend”