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Rural Maramures

Merry Cemetery
January 4, 2019
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Saxon Transylvania
January 5, 2019

The chosen home of the authentic rural Romanian civilization.

In the north of Transylvania, Maramures region is the chosen home of the authentic rural Romanian civilization.

A visit during Christmas or Easter in Maramures is like travelling in time. Over one hundred wooden churches - eight of which are UNESCO monuments - are the testimony of their traditional craftsmanship in carpentry and church painting.

With its serene, rural perspective on death, the Merry Cemeter of Sapânta is close to the Sighet Prison Memorial remembering the victims of the Communist repression and to the Elie Wiesel Memorial House commemorating the infamous 1944 deportation of the Jewish population to Nazi camps.

December 5, 2019
Ilie Lazar Funeral

Ilie Lazar, the Romanian legendary hero of Maramures

Ilie Lazar, a proeminent interwar pro-Western politician from Maramures, Transylvania, was reburied as a hero during a military funeral service held in Bucharest, December 4, 2019. […]
November 4, 2019
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Ieud – the Wooden Cathedral of Maramures

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October 7, 2019
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The beautiful faces of Maramures

If hard working is a common feature in Maramures, for Ileana and her family is almost a like a religion. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet […]
September 28, 2019

Merry Cemetery – the funniest epitaph

“My poor mother-in-lawUnder this heavy cross you lie,And yet, if you had three days more,You’d be here too see me die.So, passer-by, do not disturb her,For […]
July 18, 2019
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Peasant Life in Maramures

Isolated by the mountains, Maramures region was less affected by the Communist aggression and the madness of the forced collectivization, therefore it has better preserved old crafts, customs and traditions, and a strong religious devotion.
January 4, 2019

Merry Cemetery

The Merry Cemetery – Being cool about death. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share
October 28, 2018
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The Sighet Memorial

Sighet Memorial. The dreaded Communist prison has been converted in a Memorial to the victims and the resistance against dictatorship.   60 SHARES Share on Facebook […]
October 28, 2018

Wooden Churches of Maramures

The wooden cathedrals of the Romanian peasants’ faith. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share

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