Entrance Gates of Houses in South-Eastern Transylvania (Râșnov/Rosenau and Cristian/Neustadt)

South-Eastern Transylvania, also known as the `Small Transylvania` or `Bârsa Land`, comprises several towns and villages roughly located in the lower basin of the Carpathian Mountains. Since medieval times, these were places inhabited by Saxons, Hungarians, and Romanians, and they represented stops on the trade route which eventually led, from the other side of the…

A Visit to the Clinton House Museum

In the northwestern part of Arkansas, in the heart of the picturesque Ozarks, remarkable for their soft hilly appearance and scented air, the traveler comes across a brick unassuming house, manor-like, built in the Tudor style, sometime in the interwar time. It was built in 1931 precisely, at a time when this popular style of…

Public Spaces for Hanging Out in Brașov, Romania, their resemblance with Old Curiosity Shops

Brașov, the city located in the eastern-central part of Romania, has many things to offer to its visitors. Apart from the historical remnants of the Saxon fortress existing there, in the connecting point between Transylvania and the southern part of the country (i.e. so-called Wallachia), Brașov is a suitable location for young people in search…

Carved Angels of Santa Fe (Southwest of USA)

The group of seven archangels carved by the artist José Lucero are located in the Santa Fe River Park along Alameda street. Originally made in 2005 from trunks of dead trees, the angels underwent significant restoration in 2013, according to their original state. Rain and rodents produced significant damage to the wood, hence the artist used…

Între artă și politică: mini-istorie a grupurilor și tendințelor contestatare din muzica celei de-a doua jumătăți a secolului XX

  Acest material este bazat pe o prezentare susținută în 4 martie 2019 la Clubul Muzeului Țăranului Român din București, cu ocazia evenimentului prilejuit de re-memorarea și co-memorarea celui ce a fost Cornel Chiriac, realizator de programe muzicale la Radio Europa Liberă.  În spiritul activității lui Cornel Chiriac, această prezentare s-a axat pe legătura intrinsecă existentă între…

A Seventeenth-Century​ Wood Church, Saint George Church of Dragoslavele (Argeș County, Romania)

Dragoslavele is a village located at the foothill of Leaota Mountains (Southern Carpathians), on the passage from the southern part of Romania to Transylvania. Mentioned in documents as early as fifteenth century, the village was the border where the brașoveni, the traders inhabitants of Brașov (Kronstadt) had to pay custom for entering a different economic…