A series of photos of the fortified churches in Transylvania will go on display in an exhibition at the Romanian Peasant Museum in Bucharest. The exhibition is open between August 7th and August 30th.

The photos were taken by sculpture Peter Jacobi between 2004 – 2005 and donated to the museum. Besides their artistic value they also document the state of this patrimony piece after the massive exodus of Transylvanian Anglo-Saxon population during the 90s.

Another series of photos included in the exhibition capture the traditional local clothing as worn by the Romanian royalties, nobility and bourgeoisie. It was Queen Elizabeth of Romania who first worn the traditional Romanian dress in public, launching the fashion among the upper classes.

Entrance to the exhibition is free. Visiting hours are 10.00 to 18.00, Tuesday to Sunday.

Photo source: www.peterhjacobi.de