The negative made by Romulus Vuia captures the image of Vadu Dobrii village, Bunila, Hunedoara county, Pădureni Land. The cliché was made in 1921.
Founded by mountaineers brought to Pădureni Land for “bocșărit” (burning charcoal), the village is located at an altitude of 1000 - 1100 m, in Poiana Ruscă Mountains. It is a village scattered on the smooth tops of the mountains, specific to the hayfield area, with isolated houses, scattered without a certain order, depending on the configuration of the land, located at a distance from each other. Each household, located in the middle of a considerably extended property, had a patch of cultivated land and extensive hay, a fact shown by the many haystacks. The properties crossed by winding paths were delimited by fences made of “răzlogi”, built of long sticks, arranged horizontally, supported at the ends by two poles fixed in the ground. The fences were made to prevent animals from entering the hay fields. The buildings are made of wood, with 4-water roofs, shingle or straw coverings. The cliché, registered with title “Landscape”, inventory no. 326, is made in the gelatin-silver bromide technique on glass support, having dimensions of 9 cm x 12 cm.
Photo: the MET archive