Simple Romania

"To see far is one thing, going there is another."
—Constantin Brancusi

Let's show the world what Romania really is!
Simple hello from Transylvania.
Photo Johannes Verfeiner Kruse

Simple hello from Transylvania.

Photo Johannes Verfeiner Kruse

Love, peace, magic in Transylvania. This place is full with mistletoe, just make a wish for 2014!
photo Raluca Ichim

Love, peace, magic in Transylvania. This place is full with mistletoe, just make a wish for 2014!

photo Raluca Ichim

A beauty. Somewhere in Rasnov, Transylvania.
Photo Luminita Molico

A beauty. Somewhere in Rasnov, Transylvania.

Photo Luminita Molico

Simple “Happy National Day, Romania!” 1st of December 1918 - 1st of December 2013.
photo Vladimir Molico

Simple “Happy National Day, Romania!”
1st of December 1918 - 1st of December 2013.

photo Vladimir Molico

Simple Romanian Rhapsody written by George Enescu. In Bucharest at Romanian Atheneum.

Simple sculptor. Constantin Brancusi at work.

Simple 5 o’clock tea. In Bucharest at Serendipity Art, Coffee & Tea.
photo Adriana Liute

Simple 5 o’clock tea. In Bucharest at Serendipity Art, Coffee & Tea.

photo Adriana Liute

Simple Romania. Explore the Carpathian Garden.
"Many visitors look at the woody specimens and keep walking. What they are missing is what the Romanians call ‘branza de burduf in coaja de brad’, literally ‘cheese in fir tree bark’. In 14th century, dairy farmers needed a way to store the surplus cheese and the local evergreen forests provided the perfect vehicle. Strip the bark from a fir tree, wrap it around the cheese and presto: the dairy product remains moist and preserved from the elements. This tree bark cheese is part of the slow food movement that promotes rare, endangered and traditional products. In fact, ‘branza in coaja de brad’ is one of only two Romanian foods recognized by Slow Food International.”(source: Romania - Official Travel Information)photo Adriana Liute

Simple Romania. Explore the Carpathian Garden.

"Many visitors look at the woody specimens and keep walking. What they are missing is what the Romanians call ‘branza de burduf in coaja de brad’, literally ‘cheese in fir tree bark’. In 14th century, dairy farmers needed a way to store the surplus cheese and the local evergreen forests provided the perfect vehicle. Strip the bark from a fir tree, wrap it around the cheese and presto: the dairy product remains moist and preserved from the elements.

This tree bark cheese is part of the slow food movement that promotes rare, endangered and traditional products. In fact, ‘branza in coaja de brad’ is one of only two Romanian foods recognized by Slow Food International.”
(source: Romania - Official Travel Information)

photo Adriana Liute

Simple market. In Bucharest.
Squash for the tummy, quince for the fragrance, pears for the sweethearts, grapes for the lusty. Bucharest’s markets are full, shall we? photo Raluca Ichim

Simple market. In Bucharest.

Squash for the tummy, quince for the fragrance, pears for the sweethearts, grapes for the lusty. Bucharest’s markets are full, shall we? photo Raluca Ichim

Simple words cannot describe this sunny feeling. Fall in love with Transylvania. In Viscri.
photo Raluca Ichim

Simple words cannot describe this sunny feeling. Fall in love with Transylvania. In Viscri.

photo Raluca Ichim

Simple freedom. Lipizzaner mare and foal, a sunny autumn afternoon at the stud-farm. In Sambata de Jos. Fagaras. Transylvania.
A tale about beauty, elegance and the oldest horse breed of modern Europe. The Lipizzaner (“Lipițan” in Romanian) is a breed of horse closely associated with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, where the finest representatives demonstrate the ‘haute ecole’ movements of classical dressage, including the highly controlled, stylized jumps and other movements known as the “airs above the ground.” The Lipizzan breed dates back to the 16th century. Sambata is the largest Lipizzaner studs farm in Europe.Photo Raluca Ichim

Simple freedom.
Lipizzaner mare and foal, a sunny autumn afternoon at the stud-farm. In Sambata de Jos. Fagaras. Transylvania.

A tale about beauty, elegance and the oldest horse breed of modern Europe. The Lipizzaner (“Lipițan” in Romanian) is a breed of horse closely associated with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, where the finest representatives demonstrate the ‘haute ecole’ movements of classical dressage, including the highly controlled, stylized jumps and other movements known as the “airs above the ground.” The Lipizzan breed dates back to the 16th century. Sambata is the largest Lipizzaner studs farm in Europe.

Photo Raluca Ichim

Simple painting. "The adornment of a young Saxon lady" by Robert Wellmann (1866-1949). In Sibiu, Transylvania.
photo source brukenthalmuseum.ro

Simple painting.
"The adornment of a young Saxon lady" by Robert Wellmann (1866-1949). In Sibiu, Transylvania.

photo source brukenthalmuseum.ro

Simple mythological personage. Ileana Cosanzeana.
"She is the original concept of feminine beauty, the most beautiful amongst the fairies—her eyes look like the sun, her body is like the sea and her garments are made of flowers. Pearls and gold flow out of her mouth when she sings. She is also said to use her power of white magic to heal or revive. Ileana Cosânzeana signifies the most poetic imagination of Romanian genius. She impersonates the beauty, the youth, and the angelic soul, in one word the perfection of humanity. She is a mythical character with supernatural powers and with symbolic features. Ileana Cosânzeana succeeds in defeating the evil forces only because she is very brave, smart, modest and diligent.” (Wikipedia) Illustration made by Madalina Andronic

Simple mythological personage. Ileana Cosanzeana.

"She is the original concept of feminine beauty, the most beautiful amongst the fairies—her eyes look like the sun, her body is like the sea and her garments are made of flowers. Pearls and gold flow out of her mouth when she sings. She is also said to use her power of white magic to heal or revive. Ileana Cosânzeana signifies the most poetic imagination of Romanian genius. She impersonates the beauty, the youth, and the angelic soul, in one word the perfection of humanity. She is a mythical character with supernatural powers and with symbolic features. Ileana Cosânzeana succeeds in defeating the evil forces only because she is very brave, smart, modest and diligent.” (Wikipedia)

Illustration made by Madalina Andronic

Simple icon. Maria Tanase. 100th birthday celebration today.
photo source: google

Simple icon. Maria Tanase. 100th birthday celebration today.

photo source: google

Simple colours of Romanian autumn. In Romania.
photo source Negresco Restaurant

Simple colours of Romanian autumn. In Romania.

photo source Negresco Restaurant