Wooden szekely door, Transylvania, Romania.
Wooden gates, known locally as szekely gates, are the main originality of the traditional Transylvanian architecture. These gates magnify the entrances to village houses, cemeteries and churches. Their function is to welcome visitors, to show devotion to their own people, and status to the owner.…
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Overview of the peoples and costumes of Transylvania
Hello all, Today I will do a short partial overview of the peoples and costumes of Transylvania. Much silliness has been written about this region in pop culture and movies. This resulted from the identification of Prince Vlad III Drăculeşti [the impaler] with the fictional character Dracula. In fact, Vlad III was ruler of Wallachia [Oltenia and Muntenia], although he was born and spent part of his childhood in Sighişoara in Transylvania. Vlad's castle, where all the nastiness took place, is…