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I visited Bucharest's very interesting "Village Museum" and took some photos to share with you. The museum authorities have transported and re-assembled here 80 houses and buildings from all over Romania to show the particular caracteristics of village architecture in the various regions of the country. I have chosen fifteen structures from three regions, Muntenia in the south between Bucharest and the Carpatian mountains, Moldavia in the east between the Carpathians and the Republic of Moldova and Transylvania in the northwest between the Carpathians and the Hungarian border.

I have visited a number of such ethnographic museums and find them fascinating. In one afternoon, they give the visitor a preview of what he could discover in the country's different regions. If you share my interest you may wish to see photos from similar places that I have visited in China (Kunming's Yunnan Nationalities Village), in Indonesia (Jakarta's Mini Indonesia), in Korea (Seoul's Folk Village), and in Russia (Ulan Ude's Siberian Ethnographic Museum) and (Kizhi's Museum of Ancient Wooden Architecture in Karelia).

 

 

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Muntenia

This 20th century homestead came from Suici in the Arges district north of Ploesti.


 

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Muntenia

This 19th century house came from Trasteni in the Prahova district north of Bucharest.


 

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Muntenia

This 20th century house came from the Buzau district.


 

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Moldavia

This homestead had been built in 1844 in Curteni of the Vaslui district.


 

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Moldavia

19th century homestead from Neamt.


 

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Moldavia

Church built in 1773 in Rapciuni, Neamt.


 

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Moldavia

19th century house from Dumbraveni, Suceava.


 

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Transylvania

And now, crossing the Carpathians we come to the district of Maramures in the north where this church was built in 1722.


 

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Transylvania

Inside the church.


 

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Transylvania

This 18th century homestead is also from Maramures,


 

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Transylvania

Inside the homestead house.


 

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Transylvania

This 1876 house is from Sant in the Bistrita-Nasaud area.


 

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Transylvania

This 19th century house came from Dumitra in the Alba district.


 

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Transylvania

This homestead had originally been built in 1815 in Salciua, Alba dist.


 

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Transylvania

And finally, this 19th century homestead which is the first structure you see when entering the village, came from Campanii de Sus in the Bihor district..


 

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