Interview in a Bucharest garden

Interview with one of the participants at my Historic Houses of Romania architecture tours, the psychiatrist dr. Laurentiu Fratea, in the garden of his magnificent Neo-Romanian style house in Dorobanti area of Bucharest.

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

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

From the depths of the Lower Danube Prairie

A short presentation of the environment of the Lower Danube Prairie as seen in an example from the south of Buzau county, Romania.

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

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

A Marcel Janko apartment house

Presentation of Clara Iancu House, designed by the Modernist architect Marcel Janko/ Iancu, dedicated to his wife, and built in 1931, in Carol Boulevard area of Bucharest. Janko is a member of the famous proto-Surealist circle Cabaret Voltaire and a founder of the Dada movement. His manner of architectural design is much inspired from Constructivism. Clara House hosted the family apartment and also the architectural bureau of Janko and his brother. The building is now tragically disfigured through uncouth renovations and modifications, a shadow of itself, a huge loss for Bucharest’s architectural heritage.

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

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

Neo-Romanian style lettering

There is a multitude of architectural letter renderings as one goes visiting the historic quarters of Bucharest. The Neo-Romanian style lettering is one of the most interesting in terms of symbolism and the social, cultural and political history hidden behind it. In this video I present some of those fascinating details using three examples of Neo-Romanian style lettering found on houses in Cotroceni quarter of Bucharest.

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

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

An year in photographs 2016-’17

An year of architectural photography and life compressed within a one and a half minutes video, made with images taken with my iPhone 6 Plus phone camera, as I went about my historic houses fieldwork and other routines and events. Scenes from throughout Bucharest and Romania, 2016 – 2017.

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

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

Bucharest Art Deco architecture glimpses

A short review, pointed out by photographs, of one of the main themes of Bucharest’s Art Deco style architecture, the ocean liner theme.

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

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace

Reportage in front of the house where in 1431 Vlad the Impaler has been born, as his father Vlad Dracul, the Prince of Wallachia, together with his aristocratic Hungarian wife, took refuge from the Ottomans and internal oponents, in the powerful Saxon Transylvanian town of Schassburg/ Sighisoara.

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

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

From inside the nave of Weisskirch/ Viscri church

Reportage from inside the beautiful Weisskirch/ Viscri village Gothic church, a provincial Saxon Transylvanian architecture, which is still delighting its visitors, more or less in the same state as it was a few centuries ago.

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

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

From the tower of Weisskirch/ Viscri church

Reportage from the platform atop the tower of Weisskirch/ Viscri Gothic Church in Saxon Transylvania, built in the 14th and he 15th centuries, and surrounded by a wall fortification with chambers to host the villagers in case of invasion.

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

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

Speaking about Bucharest’s architecture with a Scottish tour participant

Interview with Gary Robertson, a Scottish earth sciences professional, based for a number of years in Bucharest, and one of the veteran participants at my architecture tours- his views and opinions about the Historic Houses of Romania cultural walks and how he found beneficial the information gained at those excursions, discovering and examining the architectural identity of Romania’s capital.

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

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.