Renaissance Days - Autumn Fair at King Matyas's place

This is a part of the old town (Cluj) called the Museum square and you can see in the photo how the place look like during the "Renaissance Days" autumn fair for craftsmen and folks art a few weeks ago.
Craftsmen's autumn fair, folks art objects
Two students playing fine music at the fair
Craftsman making glass objects
The most interesting artisan articles offered for sale were beautiful ceramics from Korond (Corund), objects made of straw or corn husk, wool, timber, wood and textiles from Kalotaszeg.

Actually, in spite of the changes brought about by time, governed by modern technologies, in all the regions of Romania the folk craftsmen continue to exist, to build up houses of wood, to shape the gates of their households into triumphal arches, to make their tools and objects necessary to the household, making pottery, painting on wood and glass.

Short history of the place.

The building where King Matyas was born King Matyas memorial plate
King Matyas memorial plate
The Birth-Place of King Mátyás (Matei Corvin)

The wife of János Hunyadi, Erzsébeth Szilágyi housed in this house all the time she came to Cluj. She gave birth at 23 February 1443 to her son here as well, who 17 years later was elected to be the King of Hungary and Prince of Transylvania. The building which houses his memorial house is considered a valuable historical monument. Elements of the Gothic style can be noticed in the architecture and the decorations of the house. Today only the façade keeps the original eying.
Today, the oldest storied building of Cluj gives place to the Ioan Andreescu Art-Academy.

Macro Flowers - Beautiful flower pictures

Macro photos are wonderful, I love them. Don't you?
Here are a few of my macro flower photos. Feel free to enjoy these beauties!
soft pink rose photo
Soft Pink Rose- for you

Yellow rose and an ant on it
Ant on a Yellow Rose

The center of a lily flower-macro photo
In the Middle of a Lily

See this short video with many macro flowers, butterflies, bees and hummingbirds:

See the whole Gallery of macro flowers.

Pictures of Chrysanthemum - Queen of Fall Flowers

image of a white chrysanthemumThe Chrysanthemum, the Flower of Happiness, was so revered in Japan that only the nobles could grow it.
While in the United States, the flower is usually regarded as positive and cheerful, in some countries of Europe, Korea and in Japan, white chrysanthemums are symbolic of death and are only used for funerals or on graves.
In China, white chrysanthemums are symbolic of lamentation, while in some other countries, of honesty.
Golden - yellow Chrysanthemum close up

All Saints' Day

is a feast celebrated on November 1 in Western Christianity.
In terms of Roman Catholic theology, the feast commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in heaven, while the next day,
Yellow Chrysanthemums

All Souls' Day

is the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (from the Latin Commemoratio omnium Fidelium Defunctorum), Day of the Dead (in Mexico), and Defuncts' Day (in Hungary, Romania, France, Italy, and Ecuador).
pink chrysanthemums
In this part of the world where I live, the tradition is to visit the graves of deceased relatives where we lay flowers, mostly Chrysanthemums, and light candles.

More pictures of chrysanthemums are to be seen at my latest post (click the link if interested).
white chrysanthemums

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