Frizz has reached the letter ‘I’ on his A to Z challenge…from my travels, the letter I could be for Ightam, Ilfracombe, Isle of Skye, Innsbruck, Ingolstadt…..
But today I shall post Ieud, in Maramures, Romania. Or more specifically, the wooden church there.
The Church of the Nativity of Mary in Ieud is the oldest wooden church in Maramures, first documented in 1365, and is made of fir wood. It is in a very peaceful rural setting, surrounded by rolling hills in the distance. Inside, the wooden churches are decorated with images from the bible, both Old and New testaments, in order to inform the illiterate faithful. These images have become worn and faded over the years, but are quite a sight nonetheless.
I am told that the view from the church tower is stunning, but sadly not possible on the day we were there!
See Frizztext for more ‘I’s here.