Village Life - November 1-15, 1999:
Petru in the shadow of the church leads his horses to collect a haystack.
Kathleen photographing a shepherd. Our home is in the background.
Called 'Poarta' in Romanian, these gates mark the edge of a family's home space and the beginning of the outside world.
Pigs riding to market.
The hard grain corn comes off the cob with this tool. They buy their tin & copper from the gypsies. (They prefer to be called 'Roma,' but the Romanians call them 'tigani' - pronounced "tsir-gan.")
They have many special holidays to celebrate their saints. On the night for Mihai and Gabriella, the young men in our village (Sarbi) banded together to sing through town.
The driving drum and chanting voices called us from our warm room. We walked with them along the road and joined their dance.
Wagons have brakes on the back. The pads are made by hand from old balded tires. Replacing them can take all morning.
A young girl walks home.
With no phones in our village, this woman is our connection to the outside world. (Neighboring village of Budesti.)
As this flock walked on the road, the quiet sounds of their small hooves mixed together into one sound like rain on a wooden roof.
All over the villages, men are preparing wood for constructions.
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