Art Deco street fence

Art Deco street fence, mid-1930s property, Cotoroceni area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Above is one of the multitude of Art Deco street fence motifs, which can be encountered by any casual visitor throughout Bucharest. It depicts a series of sunbursts or reflector beams, very typical of that style’s decorative panoply.

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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 advice 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.

Art Deco glowing Suns street fence

Art Deco glowing Suns fence, mid 1930s house, Dorobanti area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Inverted colour photograph: Art Deco glowing Suns fence, mid 1930s house, Dorobanti area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

My impression is that the repetitive motifs making up this wonderful Art Deco style street fence represent glowing suns rising from among rolling hills. They may well represent something else, a floral motif for example. I liked the idea of glowing suns because it conveyed such a comforting feeling in contrast with the snow and ice dominating the landscape and the inexorable decay faced by most of the period houses of Bucharest. The inverted colour photograph presented here emphasizes, in my opinion, even more the graciousness and harmonious proportions of this street fence design from the Art Deco era that unfurled in this corner of the Balkans.

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