Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Village Museum (Muzeul Satului): Wood, Windows, Cats and Time (II)










































































































The Village Museum was established in 1936 and it contains over 300 wooden houses, windmills, churches etc. from all over the country.  Many of the buildings are originals which were brought here in pieces and reassembled. The oldest houses date as far back as the 17C. Behind the project from the start was ethnographer Dimitrie Gusti (1880 - 1955) who wanted the museum to mirror as closely as possible the aspects of the rural life. Because of this the museum is organized as a real village, with clusters of houses being linked by winding paths. This makes for a pleasant stroll especially if you find yourself in Bucharest during the summer, when the city is hot and dusty.




N-am gandit ca oi ajunge - Grigore Lese (Asa zice sufletu' cateodata)




57 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are so pretty. I love the texture of the wood and the super model cats!

FreeSeoDesign said...

Ca de obicei, imagini ce ma fascineaza :)

DeanO said...

Beautiful photographs - very warm colors. I love the tabby cat photograph.

Windsmoke. said...

This village museum represents a vastly different way of life when everything was handmade by skilled artisans who took pride in their work and gave their work character, unlike today's mass production that is only interested in profits :-).

Camelia said...

Foarte frumoase imagini, Daliana!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

An un-ending series of textures in beautiful composition !

ADRIAN said...

Keep going back here......these are wonderful images of a beautiful place........Go on sunny days though.

pharaonx said...

frumoase linii. interesante imagini. o serie placuta ochiului.

Vasile Covaciu said...

imi plac mult detaliile, cu matza aia si eu am cateva fotografii :)

Apuni said...

Beautiful and interesting photographs.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

wow...these are such lovely pictures! The cat adds so much interest in the images :)

Traveling Hawk said...

Frumoasa colectie de detalii di de...pisici, Wind! Pentru culoare, imi place cea cu scoarte. Nr.6 imi place pentru aerul de izba ruseasca, fiindca are si mesteacanul alaturi...si imi place cea cu copacelul in varf...De fapt, imi plac toate!

Ola said...

Wow, this was amazing! I would like to see this village museum

arcadia said...

Orice trece prin ochiul tau devine minunat:)

magda said...

What a wonderful museum, not sate to see your photos!
I love the wood, is there a slice of the trunk tree, so many years!
The textile, is the same Metsovo ..
Thank you very much, it was wonderful TOUR!
Greetings

Duncan D. Horne said...

There are so many great images to be captured in Romania - lovely pictures!

www.duncaninkuantan.blogspot.com

smalldot said...

faine detalii

alicee said...

Si mie mi-a placut mult muzeul Satului, si casele acelea albastre ...

Frumoase pozele tale, ca de obicei

Bibliotecaru said...

Nu ştiu dacă a fost intenţie sau nu, dar am descoperit în structura imaginii simbolul treptei care dezvoltă principiul scării lui Ioan Scărarul structurat pe verticală, orizontală şi, mai ales, oblic.

Roduri pururea înflorind, învăţăturile cele din cartea ta aducând, înţelepte, îndulceşti inimile celor ce iau aminte la dânsele cu trezvie, fericite, că scară este, care ridică de pe pământ sufletele celor ce cu credinţă te cinstesc pe tine, la mărirea cea cerească, care rămâne pururea.(Condac)

Din astfel de probe la trecutului îţi poţi da seama cât de multe am uitat în ultimele milenii ce au trecut peste noi.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, very nice pictures.. perspectives in some are great))

TONY65 said...

Particolare molto belli come i colori.

Shaman said...

Din pacate nu am ajuns nuciodata la Muzeul Satului. Nice foto.

Clint said...

Wonderful, rustic beauty! and I love that cat! Blessings.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I'm always blown away by your photos!

EXQUISITE!!

Have a great day!
Betty xx

Ari said...

Exquisitely you see photography items at each place.

Lara @ Uproad said...

gorgeous! the light was perfect!

joo said...

I love all your photos, but cat against blue wall and cat in the last shot are definitely my favorites!

Fram Actual said...

I think I easily could live inside a structure such as the manner you reveal in your photographs, Wind. Of course, I would hope to have all of the modern conveniences of daily life within the building. That is to say, warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer.

The degree and the quality of pure art that can emerge from a few pieces of wood is amazing, and to capture these visions through photography is equally amazing. Your work has star quality, Wind.

robert said...

Pai, poti pierde o vesnicie uitandu-te la fiecare dintre ele in parte. Sunt deosebite.
Tree and roof... interesant punctul de vedere. Eu aveam impresia ca te uiti la noi ... invers ;)
Iar pisica (cat): de unde stii ca nu este un motan(tomcat) :D

Tiago Braga said...

great shots!
the cat looks amazing and cute ;D

se-cret said...

Este un muzeu fantastic,Muzeul satului iar tu îl faci și mai frumos.Este desfătare ochilor.Felicitări!!!

Trevor Woodford said...

What wonderful textures of wood in these super images.
Oh, and the cats are gorgeous.....

Anamaria said...

Dear Daliana, your photos tell a story, they have weight, personality! You look at things from a very special way! Fantastic. I love coming here. Hugs

joanny said...

You transport us back to the future, capturing the essence of the life in each close up. The wood macros tells a story of its own, the fresh colors of the woven rugs are creative and delightful.
Cats are amazing to watch -love and photograph.

You are a exquisite with the camera lens.

warm wishes from the Pacific
joanny

Rizalenio said...

Oh wow!!! Very artistic shots! Looks so cinematic. I love everything esp the photographs with cats.

I'm preparing my post for 10 things I like. Will publish it soon.

Have a great day, my friend. :)

Christopher said...

A superb series--I particularly love the shot third from the bottom. It has great perspective and minimalism.

Celia na Italia said...

Really beautiful photos!

Cristina said...

Le tue foto sono meravigliose, mi piace molto il tuo blog e ti seguirò! Complimenti! Amo le foto delle trame del legno, le vecchie mura .....e amo i gatti! :-) Ciao Cri

Victor Mihiş said...

... într-o singură expresie, cred că un american ar spune "sharp eye"...
... iar melodia, 100% voce, are în ea fior ancestral, ce completează superb buchetul de texturi şi culori (şi pisicuţe)...

SKIZO said...

Excellent
pictures
good creations

Mihaela said...

Superbe, cine ar crede ca din niste casute asa banale pot sa iasa aceste minunatii de poze, felicitari.

Tora ! Tora ! Tora ! said...

Voce, suflet, boget in imagini autentice si veritabile!

Marie said...

magnifique série de photos, avec de très belles lumières.

aoplpo said...

Unas maderas con unos colores preciosos, saludos

Lily Riani said...

wow! inspiring

ANRAFERA said...

Que belleza de fotografías. Me encanta el procesado aplicado y las tonalidades de la madera. Felicitaciones por éstos vistosos reportajes que nos expones. Saludo cordial y buen fin de semana.
Ramón

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

This museum is an amazing place that you keep on doing justice to. As always I like the windows and doors with the textures. It is unfortunate that the thing that does not show much interest in your work is the cat ! On the other hand the contrast in textures between the wood and the cat in image 2 is great.

amatamari© said...

Come è possibile??? Io non so quale scegliere, sono tutte così belle, forti, pittoriche...
:-)
Una magnifica serie!!! Thanks!!!

Andrei Barbu said...

Superba seria, foarte bine facute! Excelenta lumina, culorile si texturile sunt extraordinare! Felicitari!

Elin said...

Wow, this blow is really great. Love you photos:) And I would really like to follow you. I look forward to see more of your great work.

Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA said...

Suuuuperbe!!!

Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA said...

Grigore Lese - Extraordinar!
Multumim frumos

Cătălin said...

Este o întreagă poveste despre autoarea covoarelor dintr-una din fotografii

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cartim said...

Ce faini sunt pisoii :P

Luzia said...

Absolut stunning pics! I love the colours, textures, the historical houses and the cats! I would like to paint the last image with the cat, If it´s ok for you??? A lot of hugs from Luzia.

Anonymous said...

Felicitari pentru blog si post. Arata bine

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