Elaborate c19th lamp-post in Bucharest

Bellow is the image projected against the blue sky, in seven different processing sequences, of what is probably one of the most elaborate c19th (1890s, Little Paris style) lamp-post in Bucharest, which in its heydays functioned by burning gas. Actually there is a pair of them hosted in Domnita Balasa churchyard in the centre of the city. Each particular appearance reflects, in my opinion, the various moods of Bucharest’s “architectural soul”.

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lamp-post in Bucharest

Bellow is the image projected against the blue sky, in seven different processing sequences, of what is probably one of the most elaborate c19th (1890s, Little Paris style) lamp-post in Bucharest, which in its heydays functioned by burning gas. Actually there is a pair of them hosted in Domnita Balasa churchyard in the centre of the city. Each particular appearance reflects, in my opinion, the various moods of Bucharest’s “architectural soul”.

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Elaborate c19th lampost, Domnita Balasa church, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Art Deco Lamppost in Bucharest

An Art Deco style lamppost, dating the first part of 1930s; a rare occurence in Bucharest's urban landscape. Piata Spaniei area. (©Valentin Mandache)

This lamppost is quite well preserved for its age and materials used, apart from some chips, unprofessionally restored, on the concrete made shaft. The artefact is the ‘spice’ at the centre of this very architecturally mixed square of Bucharest, where one encounters exquisite classical Neo-Romanian buildings, side by side with international style Art Deco ones and a post-war utilitarian block of flats- a kaleidoscope of Bucharest’s apparent chaotic, but picturesque architectural mix.

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I endeavor through this daily series of images and small 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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