Tiny House in a Landscape

This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape is a photograph taken Bucovina, Romania. Northeastern Romania – between the Carpathian Mountains and the Prut River. Bucovina is situated in the northern part of the region of Moldova, bordering with Ukraine.

A visit to Bucovina would not be complete without some stunning nature walks through Ceahlau National Park, Romania’s Olympus – the sacred mountain of the Dacians, the forefathers of the Romanian people.

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Mareena - March 19, 2011 Reply

Looks like a barn to me. And doesn’t the sky look Photoshopped? Just sayin’.

    Josh - March 19, 2011 Reply

    The sky looks that way because it’s a high dynamic range photo. It’s a combination of several exposures.

Josh - March 19, 2011 Reply

According to the photographer, this photo was taken in Switzerland. What does he know though?


    Kent Griswold - March 19, 2011 Reply

    Looks like I was misinformed on the location. That is what the photo said on it when it was sent to me. Thanks for the correction Josh.

      Josh - March 20, 2011 Reply

      Well, I always have to cringe when I see these “Tiny House in a Landscape” postings. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the scenery. I’m an amateur photographer, and I’ve submitted photos to other bloggers for use in their blogs. So, when I see these, I know that I can almost guarantee that whoever is submitting them isn’t the photographer. So, not only do they not have the legal authority to give you permission to use the photos (thereby infringing on the photographer’s copyright), but they don’t know for sure what the picture is of, or where it was taken (as is clearly the case here). So the poor photographer not only doesn’t get any recognition for the beautiful photo he created, but the bonehead that sends it in claims that it was taken in a place 900 miles away from its actual location.

alice - March 19, 2011 Reply

Regardless of location, keep in mind that some old European houses had a barn on the main floor and human living quarters upstairs. The overall building may have been large, but the people part could qualify as tiny housing. Not saying this one is or isn’t, just saying.

Krystal - March 19, 2011 Reply

Well, I think the photo is lovely whether that tiny structure is a house or not. The photo captures everything quite well and I love the greens and blues I see. It’s very serene!

BigGoofyGuy - March 19, 2011 Reply

little house in a big field. It looks serene.

Zaylinda - March 19, 2011 Reply

Am I the only one who isn’t seeing the picture?

Transylvan - March 19, 2011 Reply

In fact, it is a barn!
Although the background could easily be taken for either the alps or the carpathians, if it were bukovina, however, there would most likely be no fenceposts, nor electrical poles.
Not that bukovina, moldavia has no power, merely the poles tend to follow the roads, seldomly running across fields.
Also, the structure widens at the upper level, which is characteristic to many structures in the alps (no idea why).
Some alpine structures actually separated the upper level from the lower completely, with the only connection being at the four corners with a 1-2 foot gap in between! The purpose of this to keep the rodents in the ground-level livestock area from wandering up to the living quarters above. Must have been a bitch to heat!
One more point: Calling the dacians (a celtic-era tribal people) the forefathers of modern-day romanians (despite being a pet self-identity enhancer) may sound romantic, it is ethnographically as farfetched as calling the navajo indians the forefathers of japan.

Pest Control Kansas City - March 21, 2011 Reply

Such a big wide open world, and such a tiny little house! The perfect combination in my mind!

cris - April 21, 2011 Reply

oh I love this photo!…though the comments kind of ruin it for me
there migth be a confusion between locations but it could be taken in Switzerland just as much as it could be taken in Bucovina – both places have absolutely stunning landscapes! and Bucovina, unlike the Alps, is still very much an untouched land
transylvan – what’s your problem with dacians and romanians? they ARE their forefathers

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