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 Originally made in 2005 from trunks of dead trees, the angels underwent significant restoration in 2013, according to their original state.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…

Ceramic Objects at the Ethnographical Museum of Câmpulung (Argeș county, Romania)

The Ethnographical Museum of Câmpulung, located on Republicii Boulevard at no. 5, is hosted by one of the oldest houses in town. The house was built in the first part of the eighteenth century, in 1735 more precisely, and it belonged to a local boyar of the time, one whose name was Ștefănescu. The building…

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…

Vernacular Architecture in the Southern Corridor of the Carpathian Mountains

Located at the foothills of Bucegi Mountains (e.g. the southern group of the Carpathian Mountains), the small town of Bușteni has traditionally been the transit point to the majestic peaks overlooking the area called Prahova Valley, and the gate between the southern (e.g. Wallachia) and the central part of the country (e.g. Transylvania). Boasting picturesque…