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Palinca 
Traditions in transitions
Rogojel, Apuseni Mountains, Romania  
 
`We are getting in EU, but we will still drink our liqours`
 
This custom of home making beverage gathers brothers, families and neighbours to the distilery instalation, each bringing his own contribution to the process. Once the fire under the boiler is on, the liqour is expected to come out the piping system, for a set of regular tasting and ''quality check'', that gets the participants a look in the eye more and more of diziness. 

This is also the case of Viorel Pascalau, a 32 years old local from the mountain village of Rogojel, Apuseni Mountains, Romania. JoUly 2005 

This project contains some footages I took between 2000 and 2006 which show how life goes on in an mountains village, just before Romania was admitted in the EU. The traditional ''palinca'', stabbing the pigs as a tradition for Christmas, picking the mushrooms, agriculture, gathering the hay or the wood from the forest, are only parts of the people from Rogojel.
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Rogojel - palinca 2005-07-08
Palinca Traditions in transitions Rogojel, Apuseni Mounta...
(Photos Lucian MUNTEAN)
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The peasants from Rogojel are busy distributing mushrooms trough the villages from Vladeasa mountains.
 
In Rogojel, mushroom harving for the foreign buyers has become a tradition. Even if the villagers have to wake up at 4 o'clock in the morning the satisfaction, be it financially or only considering the fact that a romanian product is appreciated over boarders, is reason enough to continue the tradition.

The `Cow's bread` (literal translation for the romanian name of mushroom) is also the local peasant's autumn ''bread''.
Rogojel, Apuseni Mountains, Romania, September 2004
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Rogojel - Mushrooms 2004-09-08
The peasants from Rogojel are busy distributing mushrooms tr...
(Photos Lucian MUNTEAN)
13 images
Sequoia Giganteea

Ioan Gal, the landlord
 
At the beginning of the 20th century, Ioan Gal, a Romanian property owner, had a surface of 100 acres of land in Sacuieu and Rogojel, near the Mountain Vladeasa, in Apuseni (Cluj County). In 1900, Gal brought from California a small Sequoia Giganteea tree, trying to put together a small dendrologist park with all kinds of rare species like black pine tree.Starting with those years, the park remained the pride of the locals, even when part of the trees was cut, during the communist period. Even the property owner had an evil faith. He was imprisoned at Turda, in the late 40s. Nevertheless, he lived until the age of 102. 

Weather conditions 

Northen Apusei, near Vladeasa Massive, Rogojel is situated at 1000 m altitude. The microclimate of this area is influenced by the thermo inversion phenomena that are produced quite often. Durin the days with high atmospheric pressure, there is a lot of fog in the valleys. Once it gets warmer, the fog slowly raises, the branches of the sequoia tree absorb the moist and cool air.

Recent studies made by American biologists show that due to gravitation, the gigantic tree cannot pomp its own sap to the top branches. Therefore, it found a way to adapt to the weather conditions and gather some of the water from the atmosphere. The interesting thing is that these conditions are similar to those in California and China, the only places on the planet where Sequoia Giganteea grows naturally. The tree is part of conifer family and it can reach heights of over 140 m and lives over 2000 years. 

Young, even if it’s 100 years old 

The tree in Rogojel is still very young, even if it’s one hundred years old and its crown reach almost 50 meters height. “It seems like 60 years ago, when it was as strong as now, and all the kids from the school went to see it”, said Rusalim, a 70 years old local from Rogojel. “Now it’s protected by the law, nobody dear to cut it because it’s our pride”. 

July 2002
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Rogojel - Sequia 2002-07-07
Sequoia Giganteea Ioan Gal, the landlord At the begin...
(Photos Lucian MUNTEAN)
13 images
The peasants from Rogojel, Apuseni Mountains, Romania, still work the land in the traditional way. 
Only potatoes and few cereals can be cultivate in this area (at 1000 m altitude). Although it is a hard work and ecological products are obtained, they are dissatisfied by the low price, only 3 cents / kilo of potatoes. May 2005
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Rogojel - the potatoes field 2006-05-06
The peasants from Rogojel, Apuseni Mountains, Romania, still...
(Photos Lucian MUNTEAN)
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BARCELONE-ESPAGNE 2008-10-04
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(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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 Un Cimetiere de Tarifa ( Province de Cadix )
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TARIFA-ESPAGNE 1975-09-02
Un Cimetiere de Tarifa ( Province de Cadix ) ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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Chemin en Hiver dans la Campagne de Grenade
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GRENADE-ESPAGNE 2008-09-20
Chemin en Hiver dans la Campagne de Grenade ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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Lanzarote / Une Ile Volcanique de Gran-Canaria
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LANZAROTE-ESPAGNE 2008-09-19
Lanzarote / Une Ile Volcanique de Gran-Canaria ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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TOLEDE-ESPAGNE 1970-09-27
Maison Musee / du Peintre El Greco a Tolede ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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AVILA-ESPAGNE 1980-05-01
Avila / Sa Muraille ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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NUMANCIA-ESPAGNE 2008-09-17
Numancia ( Province de Soria ) Ruines d´une des rues de la N...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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CHARTRES-FRANCE 2008-09-17
Chartres ( Eure & Loir ) Cathedrale de Notre-Dame ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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PROVENCE-FRANCE 2008-09-17
Les Baux de Provence ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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MADRID-ESPAGNE 1971-06-28
Madrid / Quartier de Carabanchel ( Archives 1971 ) ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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ARGELES VILLAGE PO FRANCE 2008-09-15
KASS AUTOS ECOLO A ARGELES ...
(Photos PATRICK DAVIAU)
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PARIS- FRANCE 1990-10-09
Montmartre / Joyeux Petit Village au Coeur de Paris ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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BARCELONE-ESPAGNE 1962-08-26
La Horta ( Quartier de Barcelone ) Aujourd´hui disparu ( Arc...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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Almeria-Chantier Construction Maritime-son Alcazaba-( Archives 1970 ) et Tabernas-et ses derniers Cascadeurs ( Archives 1997 )
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ALMERIA-ESPAGNE 1970-07-16
Almeria-Chantier Construction Maritime-son Alcazaba-( Archiv...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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Malaga-Torremolinos ( Archives 1963 & 1970 )
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MALAGA-ESPAGNE 1963-08-14
Malaga-Torremolinos ( Archives 1963 & 1970 ) ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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GUADIX-ESPAGNE 1975-08-12
Guadix ( Province de Grenade-Andalousie ) Les Cuevas Troglod...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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 Travaux a Espanya Industrial de Barcelone ( et Archives N & B annee 1980 )
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BARCELONE-ESPAGNE 2008-09-06
Travaux a Espanya Industrial de Barcelone ( et Archives N &...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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PERPIGNAN FRANCE 2008-08-28
ANTENNES EN TOUS GENRES TV PARABOLES TELEPHONIQUE CENTRAL...
(Photos PATRICK DAVIAU)
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PERPIGNAN-FRANCE 2008-08-25
Escargots a la Catalane ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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Calvi / Corse ( Archives 1955 )
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CALVI-CORSE-FRANCE 1955-08-09
Calvi / Corse ( Archives 1955 ) ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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MARTIGUES-FRANCE 1951-08-17
Martigues ( Bouches de Rhone ) ( Archives ) ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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MARSEILLE-FRANCE 1962-07-24
Marseille / Vallon des Auffes ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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Copacabana / Niteroi / Bresil ( Archives 1956 )
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RIO DE JANEIRO-BRESIL 1956-09-06
Copacabana / Niteroi / Bresil ( Archives 1956 ) ...
(Photos Serge MORITZ)
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MAURY PO FRANCE 2008-08-21
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(Photos PATRICK DAVIAU)
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PERPIGNAN PO FRANCE 2008-08-20
PERPIGNAN NORD ROND POINT DE L AEROPORT CURIOSITE ...
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BARCELONE-ESPAGNE 2008-08-14
Marche de la Boqueria ( Rambla de Barcelone ) ...
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