Veranda ethnographic wooden poles

I found quite interesting the way how the ethnographic wooden poles presented in the photographs bellow are placed in groups of three at the corner of these verandas belonging to Neo-Romanian style houses. That peculiarity could on the one hand be the result of structural requirements, to reinforce the corner of the veranda structure, or on the other hand be a Christian reference to the symbol of Trinity, often encountered in the Romanian ethnography and peasant art.

Veranda ethnographic wooden poles, early 1930s Neo-Romanian style house, Dorobanti area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)


Veranda ethnographic wooden poles, late 1920s Neo-Romanian style house, Dorobanti area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)


Veranda ethnographic wooden poles, late 1920s Neo-Romanian style house, Dorobanti area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

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