Romania’s second high altitude road, Transfagarasan was appointed by Top gear’s host Jeremy Clarkson “the best road in the world”. This road will take you beyond the clouds and will offer you 90 kilometers of twists and turns between the two highest peaks in the country in the best natural landscape. by Iulian Bucatariu on 500px www.romaniasfriends.com
Rural Romania: Wolf People in Sheep's Clothing - Smit & Palarczyk
[ROMANIA.MARAMURES 23.658] ’Warm feet.’ Warmed by ‘opinchi’, shoes made after a medieval design, shepherd Ileana Petran is braiding a new woolen belt for her shoulder bag. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
The bucium (trâmbiţă or tulnic) is a type of alphorn used by mountain dwellers in Romania. Of Dacian origin, it was used in the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia as signaling devices in military conflicts. The tube is made from limetree bark, wood, or (partially) from metal. It is used by shepherds for signaling and communication in the forested mountains, as well as for guiding sheep and dogs. Trâmbiţa produces sounds altogether different from those of the alphorn. #romania #folk