“When the raindrops come tumbling, remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” – Snow White
It is amazing how sometimes I go to sleep and then I wake up to yet just another fairytale dream. And as much as we may believe that all fairylands and heavens are as far from us as the Maldives, it is not seldom that many of the most beautiful fables of life, lie just in our reach. It is even more befuddling that few people know about such places, as there are even fewer people who find the time to share their story. And I must say, that spinners of yarns don’t always have it easy. The search of a great story takes time, patience, a little bit of detective work, and also a tint of journalistic effort. But the thing is…that once in a while…it may just so happen, that you have it easy, and the story comes to you unexpectedly. So, here’s a tale about a man who chose to step away from it all. Instead of a life of hustle and bustle in the city, he chose a valley in the vicinity of the Carpathian mountains and he imprinted himself on it. This man sat down with us, lit up a cigarette and shared his story of ultimate freedom. And this is a man who along with his freedom, also got the courage to make his dreams come true. So…he built a home. However, this home…well…you just have to see it for yourself to believe it.
Inspired by the house of the Seven Dwarfs in the Snow White fairytale, this man’s home has become an unending narrative of “once upon a time”‘s and “story turned reality”‘s. The Castle of Clay in the Valley of Fairies is an enchanting portrayal of beauty and valour that not many people on this Earth may otherwise match. This is man’s home in it’s unparalleled form…this is a man who did what no one else may have thought of doing until now…this is a man who may well have made Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs a part of Romanian history and heritage. He is a patron of amazing achievements, he may well be a magician to all children. This man…well, you will come to know his name pretty soon. Because…all things considered…why should we only be the birth parents of daunting stories like Dracula…when we have just proved that we are some pretty damn talented architects of endearing wonders and…well…real life miracles.