Transylvania, 2nd

Transylvania, 2nd

by Lucinda Mallows
     
 

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A new edition of the most in-depth guide available to Transylvania, from creepy castles to medieval landscapes populated by vampires, bears and wolves.See more details below

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A new edition of the most in-depth guide available to Transylvania, from creepy castles to medieval landscapes populated by vampires, bears and wolves.

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'If there is one word, which characterizes this guide to Transylvania it has to be 'enthusiasm'. Lucy Mallows' interest dates back to her early childhood when her mother read to her from fairy stories written by Queen Marie of Romania. She first visited Transylvania in 1997 and now, after repeated visits clearly driven by her love and fascination for the place, she has written one of the first guides to Transylvania to be published in English. Her passion for the place shines through the pages of her guide, generating interest and curiosity on the part of the reader'. - The Budapest Times

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ISBN-13:
9781841624198
Publisher:
Bradt Publications UK
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Series:
Bradt Travel Guide Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
652,927
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Transylvania, 2nd


By Lucinda Mallows

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ISBN: 9781841624198

GIANT HAYSTACKS

Visitors to Transylvania will return home with one abiding image: hayricks and horse and carts covered with enormous piles of hay balancing precariously. The traditional hayrick (capita de fan) is built according to age-old methods and usually by the grandmother in the family. A central wooden pole is fixed on a bed of dry leaves and the cut, drying grass is built up around the pole while granny stands on top packing the layers down. It’s highly skilful work and the shape of the haystack varies throughout Transylvania: sometimes it’s pear-shaped, sometimes quite thin and pointed, sometimes a chunky pyramid, but always with a sloping watertight top layer. The hay gradually dries in the autumn sun and then the ricks are toppled onto carts and transported to barns for the winter livestock fodder.

 

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