A happy winter festive season to the Historic Houses of Romania blog readers!

The majesty of a grand Neo-Romanian style house, dating from the late 1920s, in a typical Bucharest hibernal landscape (www.historo.wordpress.com)

Season’s greetings dear readers! I hope you enjoyed this year’s articles on the delightful period architecture from this region of South East Europe!

Valentin Mandache, expert in Romania’s historic houses

The tribulations of Romania's historic architecture (©Valentin Mandache)

I envisioned the above composition as an allegory about the tribulations and resilience of Romania’s built historic landscape, which has evolved in a part of Europe that for the most part of the last half millennium has been at the capricious crossroads of confronting empires.