“Eternity was born in the village” says one of the most famous poems by Romanian philosopher, poet, playwright and novelist, Lucian Blaga. In this poem — The Soul of the Village — Blaga talks about the scenery of the Romanian village and its connection to the Romanian peasant, where:
“…every thought is slower / and the heart throbs more slowly / as if it beats not in your breast / but deep down somewhere in the earth”.
In Romania, the village is considered the heart and the soul of the country, the Romanian peasant combining simplicity in his way of living with kindness, keeping thus alive the moral and spiritual values that have been passed down from generation to generation, making him and his way of living a symbol of the link between Heaven and Earth.
Ayzoh’s documentary photography workshops — also thanks to the presence of Dorin Mihai, a profound connoisseur of these places — will bring you right into the heart of these hospitable and resilient microcosms. For more information about the upcoming tours and workshops in Maramureș please contact me.