Daily Image 13-Feb-10: Lotus Motif Capital of Art Deco Style Column

An exuberant Art Deco style lotus floral motif column capital, a frequent motif pertaining to this style inspired from the famous ancient Egyptian discoveries made in the inter-war period (Tutankhamun's tomb being the most famous for example). The column capital embellishes an early 1930s apartment building from Natiunile Unite area of Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

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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.