(Castellano mas abajo)
2nd photo of the series of Maramures women.
The Maramures region in northern Romania is one of the most remote corners of the European Union, a place that is the definition of the expression “to step back in time.” Villagers there have preserved a way of life which most of Europe left behind centuries ago. Around Sighetu Marmației, on the border with Ukraine, I encountered a number of people working the fields. What struck me was to find women and men way in their 70s, 80s, and even their 90s still working hard, often under the scorching sun, many of them carrying heavy tools on their way back home after work. This woman is one of them.
La región de Maramures en el norte de Rumania es una de las esquinas mas remotas de la Union Europea, un lugar que es la definición de la expresión “retroceder en el tiempo”. Los pueblerinos de la zona han preservado una forma de vida que la mayoría de Europa dejó atrás hace siglos. Alrededor de Sighetu Marmației, en la frontera con Ucrania, me encontré con decenas de personas trabajando los campos. Lo que me impresionó fue encontrar una enorme cantidad de mujeres y hombres de mas de 70, 80, y a hasta 90 años de edad aun trabajando duramente, a menudo bajo el sol abrasador, muchos de ellos cargando herramientas pesadas camino a sus casas luego del trabajo. Esta mujer es una de ellas.
Casa Alebrije, Guanajuato, Mexico
It`s a hostel where I stayed in Guanajuato.
I met some unique people there.
While London has been well decorated for annual @the_rhs Chelsea Flower Show, here is the beautiful garden of the Barrington Court estate😍
👹Horror story: I arrived to visit the manor house just before opening hours so I was the first one to enter the house (not this one, but the main building which is less photogenic hehe)🏰 There were 3 floors and I went upstairs first. I turned up to be the only one on the top floor of huge 16th century building. All the rooms were empty so the wind was making a sound I only heard before in horror films. Almost panicking, I started looking for a way out 🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️ There was just one narrow stairs down at the of the corridor. When I reached the ground floor I got into really dark hall and was happily walking towards the exit when a huge door behind me opened with a creak. Honestly I believed it was a ghost! 👻 My heart skipped a beat but I managed to turn around to see what was it. The door was indeed open and a National Trust worker was simply wondering if I got lost...🧐 never ever again will I visit old houses alone just after opening.
(🎥: SVteam @switzerland.hotels & @switzerland.vacations) All the important details about the Rhine Falls can be found here.
Width of the Falls: 150 metres
Height of the Falls: 23 metres
Depth of the basin: 13 metres
Age of the Falls approx. 15'000 years
Capacity of flow in summer approx. 600'000 litres per second.
Capacity of flow in winter approx. 250'000 litres per second.
Lowest capacity of flow 1921, 95'000 litres per second.
Greatest capacity of flow 1965, 1'250'000 litres per second.
Since 1983 Rhine Falls and its environment are in the state inventory for countryside and natural monuments of national importance.
#Switzerland_Vacations for a feature🇨🇭