Photos from a Summer Week in Maramures, Romaina
Summer week in Maramures, a beautiful Romanian region where old local tradition is still alive. The wooden churches in Maramures are Unesco heritage sites.
This Romanian Orthodox church is found in Plopis, a village in the Cavnic river valley. The church sits on a small hill above the rest of the village. It was constructed in 1796 by local village builders and consecrated as the Church of the Archangels.
Young girl with Maramures in the background
A young girl wearing a traditional costume during the celebration of August 15th in the Monastery of Barsana.
The UNESCO-listed wooden church in Desesti is one of the best preserved in the Maramures region. Constructed in 1770, the interior contains an excellent collection of icons painted on glass as well as wood.
It is not unusual in Maramures to find horse-cars on the streets. Visiting Maramures sometimes looks like an exciting travel into the past.
The Merry Cemetery is located in Sapanta. It is famous for its colourful tombstones with naive paintings describing, in an original and poetic manner, the persons that are buried there as well as scenes from their lives.
Sheep and shepherd in the village of Ieud. Just across from the wooden church, a very nice lady welcomed us with delicious local “mamaliga”, melted cheese and smoked meat.
About Guest Contributor, Andrea Albertino:
Born in 1982 close to Turin, Italy, Andrea Albertino earned a Phd in chemistry in 2010 and now works for a flavour company as a technologist. He developed a passion for photography three years ago; starting with a digital he moved on to analogical cameras. Andrea created a website to share his photo shots and travel experiences. To see his pictures, have a look at: www.andreaalbertino.com