The Museum of Sculpture ‘Ion Jalea’, in Constanța, Romania

Ion Jalea (jale means mourning in Romanian) lived between 1887-1983 and was a Romanian sculptor of realist leanings with marked Romantic influences. Jalea was born and spent his childhood close to the seaside, in an area known as Dobrudja (in a little village near the Danube Delta National Park). His gift for art was encouraged…

Early Twentieth Century Vernacular Architecture in Argeș County, Romania

Argeș is a county that lays between the south-western and the central part of the country. Technically, it borders Transylvania, traditionally being the gate through which the goods of Wallachia, the southern part of the country, would enter Transylvania by crossing the arch of the Carpathian mountains. Its advantageous position was already known to the…