[ROMANIA.MARAMURES 23.731] ’The Merry Cemetery.’
At the Merry Cemetery (Cimitir vesel) of Sapînta local artist Stan Patras has decorated the crosses with scenes from the lives of the deceased. The blue colour is used as a symbol for hope and freedom. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
[ROMANIA.MARAMURES 23.686] ’Wooden splendour.’
The Maramures is famous for its wooden churches. This one, at Harnicesti, dates from 1728. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
[ROMANIA.MARAMURES 23.660] ’Weeding a grave.’
A villager of Sîrbi clears a grave of weeds. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
[ROMANIA.MARAMURES 23.692] ’Church with a view.’
At the medieval wooden ‘Church on the Hill’ in Ieud, there is a wide view across the valley of the Iza. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
[ROMANIA.MARAMURES 23.675] ’Colourful church.’
The church of Strîmtura shimmers as a blue pearl behind the green foliage of its churchyard. Photo Mick Palarczyk.