The aim of founding the Szentendre Open Air Museum was to present folk architecture, interior decoration, farming and way of life in the Hungarian language area from the 2nd half of the 18th century to the 1st half of the 20th century, through original and authentic objects, relocated houses arranged in old settlement patters. The more and more elaborate settlement plan appropriates the relocation of more than 400 edifices into the museum, arranged into village-like regional units on the basis of ethnographical considerations.
Dwelling house, Kispalád
At the end of the village, by the goose pond and rettery, the wattle-fenced croft of a poor peasant family, living on 2-3 holds, can be seen. The house was built early in the 19th century. This is the simplest and most archaic building in the regional unit. The structure and heating devices of the home of room-kitchen-room arrangement remind one of the Middle Ages. It is timber-framed, wattle-walled and its half-hipped rafter roof, open at both ends, is covered with trodden straw. There is no chimney. Smoke from the fireplace in both rooms and from the open-hearth leaves through the canopy above the ceiling of the kitchen to the loft then through the roof to the open. The pegged, hewn entrance door of carpenter-made frame under the eaves has a complicated wooden lock.
The Upper Tisza Region
The regional unit conjures up the traditional peasant way of life in Erdőhát (Szatmár County). The subregion of characteristic culture lies in Szamosköz, north-eastern Hungary, between the rivers Tisza and Szamos. Erdőhát borders on Tiszahát in the north and on Szamoshát on the south-west. Its eastern parts are referred to by its inhabitants as Túrhát and Palágyság. The elevations (hátak) of the land, slashed by streams and brooks, were covered with woods, rich in fruit-trees, and with dense oak-forests, even in the early 19th century. Most villages of the population settled here in the age of the Arpads (897-1301) were built on clearings in the 11th-14th centuries. In keeping with ecological conditions people mainly engaged in animal husbandry, silviculture, fishing and gathering. Tilling and grain production only became significant after the regulation of rivers and draining of marshes in the last third of the 19th century.(Source: skanzen.hu)
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holmertz (40971) 2010-11-07 1:47
A really nice house, saved for the future. I like the diagonal POV and the traditinal fence leading up to the building.The strong light is very well handled and the colours are beautiful. Kind regards,
Buin (42324) 2010-11-07 1:49
A really captivating architctural photo. This low point of view somehow emphasizes this small and humble house with its thatched roof in an interesting way. I like the combination of the colours here very much!
Greetings from wet and cool Germany! Have a nice Sunday!
JCG (35129) 2010-11-07 1:58
Nice detail of this roofless museum, moreover when the weather helped the job of the photographer particularly !!! Nice and bright shot on this architectural heritage. I like the quality of picture very much and your choice of framing which gives a certain depth and relief in unit. Good and interesting photograph, thank you George.
With all my friendships and a very good Sunday,
snunney (83661) 2010-11-07 2:25
A splendid capture of this charming thatched cottage, which is reminiscent of many in the English West Country. The point of view is well chosen and I like the light and shadow play. Well exposed with excellent colour contrasts and clarity. Have a good Sunday.
Cretense (68689) 2010-11-07 2:55
Gerat architecture photo, fantastic sweet little house in a beautiful natural surrounding! Great angle, framing and composition! Excellent light management, wonderful colours!
bema (26341) 2010-11-07 4:54
seems to be a very traditional house, and it looks rather beautiful in the way it´s built up..
great light here, love the colors and the perfect sharpness at all, a good work, indeed...!
have a nice sunday, see you, Bernd
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-11-07 5:30
Hello George! Amazing dwelling house, superb cottage, fantastic roof. Superb colours, excellent brightness. Good perspective, very good composition. Perfect effect. Well done! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-11-07 10:36
Good evening George,
I would like it to have such a house, very human. I appreciate framing. I like also the very authentic light and colors. A beautiful image, interesting. Cheer.
Have a good evening
dkmurphys (49228) 2010-11-07 12:33
Beautiful rustic capture. Such big similarities as here. Perfect sunlight, a wonderful composition.
Have a nice week.
faletiz (10759) 2010-11-07 13:24
beautiful light and beautiful colors. Great sharpness and subject interesting. Perfect POV.
vasilpro (40933) 2010-11-07 13:53
Interesting architecture, beautiful roof, lovely colors, excellent light management, very good contrast very nice POV.
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
Ricx (13495) 2010-11-07 14:05
Hi George, a fascinating image supported by an excellent note.. I guess in thpse days if you wanted something you made it.. It took longer, it was cheaper and it lasted- Today? we go to the shop and loose sight of real value. Thanks for posting.. Have a great day. R
jjcordier (76300) 2010-11-07 22:49
Cette petite maison restaurée est un beau témoignage de la vie passée et ces musées en plein air sont une trčs bonne initiative. Ils permettent en plus au photographe de réaliser de bien belles photos.
danyy (0) 2010-11-07 22:57
des couleurs toujours aussi chatoyantes, il est vrai que tu as souvent fde jolis cieux bleus et des lumičres trčs amicales. Un sujet simple parfaitemeent traité.
My best regards.
npecanhuk (65408) 2010-11-08 1:51
Nice and interesting old house!
Very attractive picture with very good sharpness, exposure, pov, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format, black & white borders and composition!
TFS - congratulations!
Royaldevon (29509) 2010-11-08 2:24
Good Morning George,
What a delightful, little house, which is full of character, even to the point of having a 'face'! Splendid, sharp details capture the, materials and the textures of its construction.
The light looks strong on the white walls but you have controlled it well.
Have a good day,
Bluejeans (64249) 2010-11-08 5:34
Linda esta casa branca com este telhado de palha ,parece bem grosso tem uma bela camada , boa luz e cores,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Dashab (2564) 2010-11-08 14:05
What a lovely cottage! It seems so contented sitting under that "fur coat" of a roof!
A well-considered POV and excellent composition, good light management and nice, natural colours.
TFS and have a good evening.
asajernigan (21148) 2010-11-09 3:46
This is a nice shot of this interesting house. The angle of the shot works well allowing us to see more than one side of the building. The angle also gives the shot a sense of direction. The placement of the house is nice using the traditional fence to lead the eye into the shot. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness.
delpeoples (53009) 2010-11-11 3:45
Szia György, szeretem ezt a kis házat, annyira történelmi és jellemző. Ön elkapta a fény jól a szögek használni, és a collur renderelés hibátlan. TFS és kívánom, hogy egy jó nap, Lisa
amaryllis (34775) 2010-11-12 0:46
Je me croyais en Normandie en voyant cette maison au toit de chaume! mais non, comme quoi il n'y a pas qu'en Normandie que cela existe, en Alsace etc...et aussi pas de colombage mais murs blancs, elle a beaucoup de charme et bien située dans un endroit calme et d'aprčs ta note cette maison est déjŕ ancienne, mais si belle
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-11-07 1:33