Autumnal light at 45 degree North latitude in continental Europe

Bellow are a few of my recent photographs, where I tried to capture a very small bit from the glory of this year’s autumnal light and colours that blessed the geographical latitude where Romania is located, in continental Europe, between the Danube and the Carpathian mountains, at the halfway point between the North Pole and the Equator (on the 45 degree N parallel).

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Ocean waves Art Deco style doorway

Ocean waves Art Deco style doorway embellishing a mid-1930s house in the Cotroceni area of Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

November has started and the winter signs will slowly and irritatingly start contouring themselves on the horizon. I thought that an architectural image that would evoke a warmer climate, would help restore the equinoctial balance of the autumn season that we enjoyed in the last few weeks in Bucharest. The doorway presented in the photograph above contains such appropriate cheerful motifs in its attractive and harmonious ironwork design depicting the ocean waves and the setting and raising of the tropical Sun- motif enclosed in the three squares (the Art Deco “rule of three”) at the centre of the design. The choice of the yellow and light brown colour scheme decorating the doorway assembly also fits the southern seas theme of this interesting doorway composition from the Bucharest of eight decades ago.

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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 history and heritage.

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