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Village Museum: Ieud house

By gss  
Ieud house, Maramureş County , 1890 (Romania), since 1936 in Village Museum, Bucharest

Maramureş region is perhaps the most interesting historical and ethnographic region of Romania, its fame beyond the borders of the country. It is the region where, in spite of modernization and globalization, the old folk traditions are obstinate not die. Located in northwestern Romania (part of the old historical regions is part of Ukraine), Maramureş has a singular character, unique in all the folk regions. Costumes, jerky rhythm music, houses, churches and carved wooden gates, local cuisine, all give an unmistakable note of this region.
Of all, the wooden churches with tall spiers (up to 75 m) have become synonymous with the region: in Romania if you want to build a wooden church, then necessarily be typical for the Maramureş ..

Ieud is a village famous by the two wooden churches, historical monuments of the eighteenth century (in Maramures, very few churches are earlier than 1710, when the last raid of the Tartars, they burned over 90% of them).
Fortunately, the two churches are in good condition, in the village (older church on the hill, is inscribed in the UNESCO patrimony)

Ieud house located in the Village Museum (the one in the picture) was built in 1890 and moved to the museum just before its opening in 1936.In the farm yard, around the house, you can see a series of annexes that illustrate the main occupation of the area breeding.
On a stone pedestal (with the role of the foundation) is raised the house, with fir beams. The house has two large rooms connected in the middle by a narrow space like a corridor called the tinda. One of the rooms, the small, serves as kitchen and pantry. Each room has a fireplace with a chimney connected to the vast attic (where meat is hung for smoking). The roof, the four steep slopes allow rapid draining of water and snow (quite important quantitatively in the area). Covering is in wooden shingles. On three sides the house is surrounded by a porch with the wooden poles and planks fretted parapet. The porch is an element of transition between inside and outside, always present in all regions of Romania, a specific element. Without side porch is always that of north or north east, the cold winter wind direction.

Finally, I invite you to listen to a short melody typical of this region.
Thank you for all the interest shown.

Tags: House Architecture Romania Wooden house Vernacular Village Museum Maramure and amp 351

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15 Feb 2014 8:55PM
Excellent structure
16 Feb 2014 7:37AM
Interesting wooden structure in this excellent capture and informative writing as always, Silviu!
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
16 Feb 2014 7:56AM
What a beautiful building, so glad it's still standing and being treasured. An interesting write up yet again, your Country is so full of wonderful history
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 8:14AM
A beautiful building, wonderfully constructed and so very well preserved after all these years.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
16 Feb 2014 10:10AM
Another beautiful building Silviu, well photographed and presented and more fascinating history to go with it.
You are a wonderful ambassador for your countrys heritage and traditions. Excellent work, I look forward to the next chapter.

Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
16 Feb 2014 4:15PM
The wood work on the porch is very lovely, and reminds me a bit of the old cottages here in Maine. I enjoyed the music, especially the violin. Folk music from around the world reflects the soul of the regions.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 5:14PM
A beautiful building, well captured.
16 Feb 2014 6:15PM
Stunning image, Silviu. Interesting narrative & melody.

16 Feb 2014 9:24PM
Lovely shot Silviu. Cathy
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
17 Feb 2014 2:53AM
Love your poetic writeup, an amazing construction, Silviu. I must find my own photographs of the interiors taken with bluish ORWO film and get them scanned.
By the way, thank you for the compliment!
18 Feb 2014 8:05PM
Lovely building - surprising, but very gratifying that it has survived. Amazing woodwork - imagine if they put that much thought into our buildings today!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 6:24AM
Very interesting! GrinGrinGrin

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