Călușari – A lad’s dance in Romania

Traditionally, the Călușari group is a secret, male-only society associated with a spring rite, possibly a remnant of tribal warrior societies. The group leader (usually an older man) recruits a number of acolytes, always young, single adults chosen for physical prowess.

York Minster: ‘once-in-a-century’ refurbishment.

The detailed work of re-painting the Grand Organ’s decorative pipes began on-site at the Minster in late January 2020. Gilders Robert Woodland and Deborah Miller are working in a special compound in the North Transept which allows visitors a rare opportunity to see this once-in-a-century work up-close.( York Minster.org) *** One Word Sunday: action.

Castell y Bere

It may be remote. But it’s a magnet for all castle lovers. Strung along a jagged rocky outcrop in the Dysynni Valley at the foot of Cader Idris, Castell y Bere is especially good at evoking the spirit and atmosphere of Wales’s native castles. Built by Welsh ruler Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (Llywelyn the Great) toContinue reading “Castell y Bere”