Amber glass decorated Neo-Romanian style window

Neo-Romanian style window, mid-1920s house, Kiseleff area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

This is a delicate and also impressive Neo-Romanian style window, where the main visual effect is given by the small rhomboidal amber coloured glass panes that define the casement at regular intervals. Other well designed elements are the double arch of the wall opening, the two Neo-Romanian columns flanking the window and the grape vine and leaf motif panels that decorate its apron. The whole assembly excellently suggests the romantic medieval ambiance, which is a feature of this architectural order, of the times of yore when these lands were part of the restless borderlands between the christian and worlds of the Middle Ages.

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I endeavour through this daily series of 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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