Strazovske Vrchy, Slovakia

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Čičmany village, Považie region, Western Slovakia.

Europe, Portrait of a couple wearing traditional clothes, Čičmany village, Považie region, Western Slovakia

Čičmany, Slovakia

The town of Čičmany in Slovakia. The painted houses were such fun to see, and we totally would have missed this place if it weren't for our wonderful local guides!

This village is the first folk architecture reserve in the world

Located in the Žilina district of Slovakia, Čičmany is the first folk architecture reserve in the world.

Village woman from the painted town of Čičmany, Slovakia.  The houses in the town all share the same designs and symbols painted on them with lime as the patterns embroidered into local folk costumes. But exactly why the natives decided to ornament their homes in this manner is a mystery.

Village woman from the painted town of Čičmany, Slovakia. The houses in the town all share the same designs and symbols painted on them with lime as the patterns embroidered into local folk costumes.

Cicmany, Slovakia

Cicmany, le village aux décorations mystérieuses

Sulovske Skaly, Slovakia

Sulovske Skaly, Slovakia

This is outside, technically, but technicalities aside... a beautiful house in Čičmany

"Čičmany, Zilinsky, Slovakia" ¶ I think the unexpected it really important in a garden. It brings an outdoor space closer to the experience of art.

Cicmany during winter, Slovakia  http://www.flickr.com/photos/77365798@N02/

Cicmany during winter, Slovakia

RARE Slovak Folk Costume Embroidery Blouse Lace Apron Pleated Skirt Cicmany Kroj | eBay

RARE Slovak Folk Costume embroidery blouse lace apron pleated skirt CICMANY kroj

RARE Slovak Folk Costume Embroidery Blouse Lace Apron Pleated Skirt Cicmany Kroj | eBay

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