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INTO THE CARPATHIANS
Ancient Rusyn church

© Jürgen Sauer

"Just outside one of the villages, devotion long past could be sensed in a venerable old building standing alone and silent amidst ancient gnarled trees on a small hill... if this Hutsul church was typical, it would be oriented on an eastwest axis; women would have entered the weathered, double hung wooden front door from the west, while men, taking off their caps, would have stepped through the inconspicuous side door from the south."

— pages 202-203, Into the Carpathians
© Alan E. Sparks

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