Neo-Romanian Style Floral Frieze

Detail from a Neo-Romanian style floral frieze part of a richly decorated panoply of a house dating from the early 1930s in the Gara de Nord area of Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

I already published back in April an image with the veranda of the house that contains this wonderful frieze, where the blossoming decoration can be seen in its Neo-Romanian style context, click here for access. This moulded strip reminds me of the oversized floral ornaments sculpted on the façades of the ancient Ottoman palaces from Anatolia, a motif which via the Ottoman Balkan architecture found its way into the decorative panoply of the Neo-Romanian order.

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I endeavor through this daily series of daily articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural heritage.

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