This is the common type of windws in Slava Rusa, a village of lipovans.
Lipovans or Lippovans (Romanian: Lipoveni, Ukrainian: Липовани, Russian: Липоване, Bulgarian: липованци) are the Old Believers, mostly of Russian ethnic origin, who settled in the Moldavian Principality, in Dobruja and Eastern Muntenia. According to the 2002 Romanian census there are a total of 35,791 Lipovans in Romania, of whom 21,623 living in Dobruja.
The name has been suggested to be related to Russian Липа (lipa), linden tree or to Filippovka, a holiday name dedicated to Saint Philip, however, the accepted etymology says it's derived from name of Filipp Pustosviat (1672–1742), the adepts of whom being named filippovcy or (fi)lippovane.
They emigrated from Russia over 200 years ago as dissenters with the mainline Russian Orthodox Church. They settled along the Prut River in Moldavia and in the Danube Delta. They have maintained strong religious traditions that predate the reforms of the Russian Orthodox Church undertaken during the reign of Patriarch Nikon. When he made changes to worship in 1652, part of the believers carried on worshipping in the "old way". In that sense, they continued to speak Old Russian, to cross themselves with two fingers instead of three, and to keep their beards. The Russian government and the Orthodox Church persecuted them and as a result some committed suicide by burning themselves, with many other being forced to emigrate.
In 1876, the Lipovans were joined by some Skoptsy sect members who emigrated to Romania to escape prosecution.
The Lipovans were considered to be schismatic by the Nikonians. However others consider this label to be incorrect.
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serp2000 (45578) 2012-02-26 6:38
Good evening, Daniel,
Very interesting and informative note. I like to find out something new from the notes on the TE. Simple design of a rural house. The Skoptsy sect was very strange organisation. I can't explain their motivation.
siudzi (34141) 2012-02-26 6:42
A simple but also very eye-catching post by the amazing play of light and shadows on the building's wall. Great informative note submitted as well. Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (58350) 2012-02-26 6:48
A pleasant composition of brown, white and blue. Despite the lack of colour the wooden fence makes a good foreground. The are many fine architectural details on this building and you have provided an interesting note.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-02-26 7:32
Hello Daniel - You do find some lovely rural settings for your shots. Here is another timeless image with only the telephone lines an indication of modern times. The wood in the building is very well captured, I love the small window and unusual roof with what looks like a decorative edge. The blue sky is a lovely colourful backdrop to the soft browns and greys. Nice job. Warm regards Rosemary
maxifred (0) 2012-02-26 7:36
All the picture is well exposed,despite the obvious contrast...and I like the branches shades on the wall...
What is the circle design half-hidden by the fence?
My best regards from Belgium,
rbassin (24279) 2012-02-26 9:21
Une bonne composition, et cadrage intéressant: j'aime bien la barrière qui crée un rythme vertical.
C'est bien vu.
Schnappilic (9692) 2012-02-26 11:34
O compozitie reusita si bine realizata. Prin zona asta nu am fost niciodata dar sper sa ajung.
O saptamana excelenta!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-26 12:08
a beautiful nostalgic atmosphere with attractive composition and lights, great details and POV, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
carlosmarin (11954) 2012-02-26 12:32
nice composition of this traditional architecture, with details of the window and your excellent note.
Beautiful colors and light.
cargus (10562) 2012-02-26 12:32
Interesting building detail, well played in your picture ,sharpness , exposure and natural colors are excellent!...well done.!!
jjcordier (79297) 2012-02-27 0:13
Intéressant cadrage de cette maison typique de cette région roumaine.
ChrisJ (117201) 2012-02-27 1:02
Good evening Daniel
A nice colour combination of black, blue & white. Good graphism & high contrast. I like the shadow spilling across the fence & onto the wall. Punchy light contrasts. Tfs!
Nicou (149934) 2012-02-27 2:04
la palissade de bois et mangigique avec ce pic pointus et très belle vue sur la maison le toit accompagne la palissade et ce blan, super.
bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (151783) 2012-02-27 4:11
Ciao Daniel, beautifulview of lovely house with original window, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
danyy (0) 2012-02-27 5:16
un peu sombre la photo, mais cela permet d'avoir des blancs parfaits et un ciel dont le bleu ne passe pas inaperçu et manque un peu de naturel.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-27 14:13
سلام دوست من
سایه ها حصار چوبی دور منزل خیلی خوب نشان داده شده
Cricri (124954) 2012-02-28 5:41
Une très jolie composition, bon cadrage avec la barrière de bois et le jeu d'ombre de l'arbre sous une très belle lumière et couleurs
fritzi007 (12142) 2012-03-12 15:56
wirklich eine gute Arbeit, gratuliere!