Faces have always captivated me.. studying them and capturing their expressions.. i feel i get an insight of the person I’m talking to ..
In this weekly challenge i will be showing a selection of faces of people i have come across in my latest travel, people that I’ve met personally or have captured incognito ..hope you like their variety
This is the Romanian dance called the “Învârtita” or “Bătuta” with the Hungarian version called Forgatós. The basic form is at moderate tempo with turning as a couple, in alternate directions separated by a resting step, without progressing around the dance space. A yo yo like move that will spin you into a joyous expression of the soul!
Special light is falling on Barsana Monastery as people from different places of Romania and abroad are gathering together in the spirit of celebration of traditional Romanian Easter.
Handmade bags full of home cooked foods are taken for the blessing of the priest.
The light is then taken home and even in ones’ life…
Horses always fascinated me by their elegance and beauty as well as genteelness and their ability to feel and sense people. I haven’t come too close to a horse yet perhaps because I’m still preparing for that wonderful moment but for now here are a few glances I’ve exchanges with them in my trip to Maramures.
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears. ~Arabian Proverb
A caressing light of Maramures is gently enveloping Daniel Les and his studio. He often is named as the last free Dacian and his artistic creation reflects just that. He talks and lives the traditions of Maramures with reverence and pride and never chases to share a story or two of his rich heritage.
Located in the heart of geographical Europe, Maramures county is a land of mythological richness, impressive landscapes and old traditions.
This is the county of the wood, therefore the wood carving takes a prestigious place in the heart of the people living there. Over the centuries beautiful crafters have enriched their houses with roof ornaments, attractive motives for windows, impressive wonderful carved wooden gates that it now a symbol of the Maramures tradition.
One element of great originality of the region is their wooden churches, as old as seventeen and sixteen centuries. They are the soul of the village, a spiritual refuge, their breeze in the heat of the night or their warmth in the cold of the winter. There is a great sense of the connection with the spiritual everywhere around here, from the road that defies the rules of gravity to the mystical encounter with priests and monks that once you talk to them your heart will be changed forever.
This is a visible spiritually, especially when is lived with such passion and reverence by the people of Maramures.
You don’t normally associate a traditional hat maker with a woman, but in Maramures there is a woman with an understated beauty and genteelness of the soul who is preserving the skills of hat making that her father has passed on to her. All her tools and machines are made with much love by her late father and she is now treasuring them with much reverence. It is her way to connect with her father,she said, and anytime you see her showing and taking about them you notice a subtle smile and her face immediately lightens up. My father talks to me every day, she says, and if I miss one day of work, the machine is either braking the thread or getting stuck as if a voice is saying ..I miss you here every day !Borodi Manuela sits daily at her father’s machine making beautiful traditional hats from Maramures.