Romania - Mountains, Monasteries and Medieval Cities
A typical Saxon village with a fortified church
is a very attractive village with a wide cobbled street with grassy
verges and trees leading up to the church. The way of life hardly seems
to have changed.
The houses with their gates and yards have been carefully restored.
Many are painted in the traditional deep blue colour which was supposed to keep flies away. Here a hollowed out tree trunk provides drinking water for the animals. Many of the houses do not have their own water supply and are dependent upon wells or pumps.
The yards contain barns, sheds and workshops. Some of the out buildings have been restored to provide accommodation for visitors.
Geese and hens scratch for food outside the houses. Cows go out to graze during the day, returning to be milked evert evening.
The horse and cart is still the main means of travel. They also provide rides for visitors.
Village womens sit outside the houses knitting socks and gloves which are sold.
The school has storks nesting on the chimney.
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