Articles by Andrei Stancu

Romanian Traditional Rugs

The rug is a thick wool cloth with multicolored designs. It is designed for decorating and thermoinsulation of the rooms. In Romania space, carpet tissue is one of the main branches of folk art. In the old days, the carpets were woven manually on loom, from the wool that was dyed with natural dyes, which the housewives prepared from the plants, following the recipes transmitted from generation to generation. One of the main areas of Romania in which this craft was widely spread is... continue reading

Peles Castle - Romania

Peles Castle is located in Sinaia Town - Romania, built between 1873 and 1914. A former summer residence of the Romanian kings, it is now a museum.   Peles Castle was built at the initiative of the first King of Romania, Carol I, outside perimeter of Neag Bridge Town which receives the name of Sinaia Town. It is one of the most important historic buildings in Romania, having unique character and is one of the most important monuments of its kind in Europe the second half of the nineteenth... continue reading

Romanian Pottery - Color, Legends and Dedication

Horezu is a beautiful town located in Valcea County, Romania. It attested in a Hristov belonging to Prince Vlad the Monk in 1487, which mentionedthe village “Hurez”. The name is taken from a bard named “ciuhurez” (like an owl), bird that inhabit the surrounding forest.Since ancient times, the main occupation of the inhabitants is pottery.The first time I was there I saw only shops selling pottery at roadside, but I said to myself that certainly are beautiful things to see behind these... continue reading

Sibiu - Transylvanian Medieval Town

If you decide to visit Romania then you need to visit Transylvania. And if you go to Transylvania you don’t have to miss Sibiu town,one of the most beautiful historical city in Romania.Hermannstadt (German name) was the capital of Principality of Transylvania between 1692-1791 and 1849-1865, and now is one of Romania's cultural and tourism capitals, attracting tourists due to its wonderful medieval charm and excellent views of the surrounding landscapes. Founded in 1191, Sibiu became... continue reading

Living Statues - art and dedication

International Festival of Living Statues was held in Bucharest - Romania between 16-20 of Jun 2016.At over 30 degrees celsius the street performers (from Romania, Netherlands, USA, Israel, Macedonia, Germany, Great Britain, Portugal, and Russia) brought to the audience more than 40 colorful living statues. Every statue told her story using the costume, music, gestures and facial expressions, trying to introduce the viewer into the fascinating world of stories. With photo camera... continue reading

Spotlight - Light and Magic in Bucharest

Spotlight Bucharest international light festival 2016 was the second edition of this event , which was held from 5 to 8 May in Bucharest, capital of Romania.For four evenings Victory Avenue, a major avenue in center of the city, was transformed into an exhibition full of light and magic. Interactive installations , performances of light and sound , video mapping sessions and colorful projections enchanted the eyes of the visitors. The map of this event counted 23 attractions that... continue reading

Turda Salt Mine - The Coolest Underground Places In The World

It was classified with this titleby Business Insider.Turda salt mine is located in Turda County, Transylvania - Romania and it’s a historical mine being first mentioned in year 1075. In 1780 there were five ogival mines in Turda.Salt exploitation in this mine was done until 1932 when it was stopped permanently, and in 1992 was transformed ina halotherapy center.In 2009 the salt mine enter in a big rehabilitation and modernization program with the financial support of the European Union.... continue reading

Old Austrian Imperial Baths - photographing colored ruins

The spa town of Baile Herculane it’s a city in Caras- Severin , Banat, Romania. The history of these places begins nearly two millennia ago in year 102 bc, during the 165 years of Roman domination of Dacia. Legends say that Hercules himself stopped here for basth and rest. Part of the Austrian Empire, in1736 begin reconstruction and modernization of the baths and begins to be frequented by personalities of those times. Now the building of old Austrian Imperial Bathis closed... continue reading

The Danube Delta, Romania - photo and relaxation

For anyone who wants a few days relaxing with beautiful landscapes, wildlife observation and local habits, the Danube Delta it’s the right place.In it’s way to the Black Sea, the Danube ( Europe's second-longest river) forms three main branches, Chilia, Sulina and Sfantul Gheorghe and one of the most beautiful territory: The Danube Delta.Our trip begins in Tulcea, one of the main harbour of the river. Here we take a little boat with slow speed, like the ones from Amsterdam canals... continue reading

2000 Photos and 100 sales for one photo

After almost two years i've reached at 2000 photos in my portfolio. Wasn't easy but i've learned to make better photos and improve post-processing. With an 81.8% acceptance ratio i've been frustratedsometimes because of "Image not selected" :) but i realized that is good for my work.Photo number 2000: And few days ago I've reached another milestone: one hundred real sales for one photo. It's my 3'rd place winner photo at an assignment and my mostdownloaded work: Thank you Dreamstime,... continue reading

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