Daily Picture 9-Oct-09: Dilapidated Art Deco House

Art Deco derelict house, Carol Park Area, Bucharest (Valentin Mandache)

Dilapidated Art Deco house, Carol Park area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

Many historic properties in Romania’s capital suffer because of neglect or lack of resources from their impoverished and elderly owners to properly maintain and restore/ renovate such once beautiful buildings. The above image is just one example from the once glittering Carol Park area of Bucharest, now a very run down part of the city, containing many historic buildings in need of urgent repair, or damaged by unkind renovations performed by ignorant owners and entrepreneurs.

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I endeavor through this daily image series to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural 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 locating 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.