oldbookillustrations:

Inside a farm in Kochersberg.
Alfred Touchemolin, from Strasbourg illustré (Strasbourg illustrated), by Frédéric Piton, Strasbourg, Leipzig, Paris, Basel, 1855.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Inside a farm in Kochersberg.

Alfred Touchemolin, from Strasbourg illustré (Strasbourg illustrated), by Frédéric Piton, Strasbourg, Leipzig, Paris, Basel, 1855.

(Source: archive.org)

Categories: Alfred Touchemolin,
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wanderthewood:

Peak District, Staffordshire, England by Andrew Mowbray

wanderthewood:

Peak District, Staffordshire, England by Andrew Mowbray

Categories: staffordshire, England,
awwww-cute:

Tatiana, a resident in the village of Szack, Ukraine, and her horse

awwww-cute:

Tatiana, a resident in the village of Szack, Ukraine, and her horse

Categories: Ukraine,
artamanen:

March Hare Howard Phipps

artamanen:

March Hare 
Howard Phipps

Categories: Howard Phipps,
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burnheartsbar:

Pastoral Sunrise, Lake District, England

burnheartsbar:

Pastoral Sunrise, Lake District, England

Categories: england, cows,
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artamanen:

Suffolk Shepherd Howard Phipps

artamanen:

Suffolk Shepherd
Howard Phipps
Categories: Howard Phipps, suffolk, shepherd,
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burnedshoes:

RENA EFFENDI - A FAIRY TALE IN TRANSYLVANIA

When Rena Effendi went to Transylvania to photograph hay for National Geographic, she envisioned a fairy tale, someplace almost medieval. But when she arrived in the Gyimes valley, she was disappointed. The scenery had been spoiled, she thought, by modern architecture.

“I was greedy,” Ms. Effendi said. “I wanted to find the real, bucolic, medieval type of scenery, and I couldn’t find it there.” So she consulted an expert.

She googled two words: ‘Transylvania’ and ‘hay.’ Among the first results was Maramures, a Romanian-speaking region where one can find distilleries and mills more than 500 years old. When Ms. Effendi arrived, she fell in love with the “Romanian Transylvanian fairy tale” she discovered.

“I found villages where almost all women know how to do embroidery and almost every man knows how to build a house from scratch,” she said. (read the whole story here)

 
A LITTLE SHOÉ STORY

When I was about 7 or maybe 8 years old, I helped my grandaunt and granduncle making hay. After everything was unloaded, my granduncle threw the fork into a pile of hay, the only problem was my little pink toe in between. Too good that my grandaunt always had some Slivovits at hand for desinfection purposes…

Categories: Romania, hay,