Romania - Mountains, Monasteries and Medieval Cities

Day Four - Viscri


A typical Saxon village with a fortified church


Viscri 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. 

Viscri, Romania

Viscri, Romania

The houses with their gates and yards have been carefully restored.
 
Viscri, Romania

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.
 
Viscri, Romania

The yards contain barns, sheds and workshops. Some of the out buildings have been restored to provide accommodation for visitors.

Viscri, Romania

Viscri, Romania

Viscri, Romania
 
Geese and hens scratch for food outside the houses. Cows go out to graze during the day, returning to be milked evert evening.
 
Viscri, Romania

Viscri, Romania

The horse and cart is still the main means of travel. They also provide rides for visitors.

Viscri, Romania

Village womens sit outside the houses knitting socks and gloves which are sold.

Viscri, Romania

Viscri, Romania

The school has storks nesting on the chimney.
 
Viscri, Romania

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