Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Municipiul București, Romania
The Village Museum is an open-air ethnographic museum located in the Herăstrău Park, showcasing traditional Romanian village life. The museum extends to over 100,000 m2, and contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania. It was created in 1936 by Dimitrie Gusti, Victor Ion Popa, and Henri H. Stahl. There are other "village museums" throughout Romania, including ASTRA National Museum Complex in Sibiu, and those of Cluj-Napoca, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, Timișoara, a.s.o.
Headstone from the Marry Cemetery - Sapinta, Maramures, Romania
One of the Maramures county most famous tourist attraction! In 1935 a wood sculpture, Ioan Patras, started carving oak crosses for the cemetery. He painted each cross blue, included a scene from their lives (or death!) and a humorous poem on each. There are scenes of a woman working at her loom, a barber cutting hair, a woman who operated a distillery, shepherds tending their sheep, etc. An alcoholic shown drinking from a bottle and others who lived a less than ideal life have it displayed…
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Maramures - Unique Rural Region in Romania
The people here live a unique lifestyle that has been preserved for many years. The ancient village of Sapanta has become famous for its Merry Cemetery...