The image was made by Romulus Vuia, in 1921 and it shows a panorama of Bunila village, Hunedoara county. Characteristic of Pădureni Land, Bunila is a small, gathered village, perched on the “hill saddle”, on smooth peaks and hill ridges, with terraced agricultural fields. Peasant households, surrounded by straw-covered twig fences and vertically arranged wooden fences, have in their composition: the house itself and household annexes (stable barn, etc.), built of wood, with high roofs, covered in straws or shingles. The houses are located at the back of the yard, facing the road, and the barn is located near the road. In the courtyards, there is also a specially arranged space (“țarc”) that houses haystacks (“clăni”).
In the background, there are the funiculars through which the extracted iron ores were transported to the Iron Plants in Hunedoara.
The negative on glass registered with title “View” and inventory no. 410, is made on glass support, in the dry gelatin technique, with dimensions of 9 cm x 12 cm.
Photo: MET archive