Daily Picture 10-Nov-09: Unusual Art Nouveau Window

Art Nouveau style window, Bucharest

Art Nouveau style window painting; house in Foisor area, Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

I am uncertain about the date of this unusual painting: it can be a restoration of an original 1900s decoration or the Art Nouveau style creation of a contemporary artist.  The house is a Little Paris building (Romania provincially interpreted French c19th architecture), from a period which corresponds with the flourishing of Art Nouveau in Romania, but the painting looks more in the vein of the Central European variety of this style. It is a quaint colorful spot in a city characterised by a chaotic collection of esoteric architectural and decorative styles.

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

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