Village Museum (Muzeul Satului): Wood, Windows, Stairs and Time (I)
Romania Winter Traditions / Traditii Romanesti
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
What If God Was One of Us
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.
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