June 15, 2011

V is for Village

This past weekend I thoroughly enjoyed a slow two-day road trip up through mountains and down into valleys in a special historical area of southern Transylvania, a little over three hours from Bucharest, called M─ârginimea Sibiului. Eighteen towns and villages, each with its own cultural, architectural and historical heritage, many dating back to the 14th century, make up this ethnographic region.

V is the letter of the week at ABC Wednesday where I link this post of just a very few of the various views of the verifiably charming villages we visited in variable weather. [As usual, every photo can be enlarged.]


Transylvania, Romania, 2011


mrsnesbitt said...

Village life - I can empathise with you - I too live in a small village - what a comparison!
Thanks so much
Denise ABC Team

photowannabe said...

Oh I love the winding little roads and the colorful interesting houses. What wonderful villages. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

These are fantastic, Francisca! What lovely little villages and roads!! Wonderful, colorful houses! They do look like scenes from history book. I would love to be able to visit there! Your photos are the next best thing! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

ABC Team

Kay L. Davies said...

Adorable old villages with their pinks and blues and greens, and the sheep on the hillside. Beautiful photos.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Roger Owen Green said...

charming village, for sure!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

VP said...

A real Transylvanian village!

joo said...

I'll be there soon, and now I'm sure I will love it:)

VioletSky said...

These villages look quaint and colourful... and rather crowded! Everything seems to be packed in closely together.

LibrarySnake said...

Love it. I've always wanted to go to Romania.


cieldequimper said...

Crowded closely together is European... C'mon, we don't have the space they have in Montana.

The EU funding hasn't arrived yet?

EG Wow said...

Fabulous! I would LOVE to visit this area. It's the kind of place my camera really enjoys too. :)

Kaori said...

Village is such a lovely word! And your photos are gorgeous! I love how differently colored the houses are and their use of wood and bricks.

Carola said...

These images are great, so authentic.

JM said...

Absolutely lovely! Great post.