Circular motif Art Deco gate

Art Deco style gate, dating from the mid 1930s, Piata Romana area, Bucharest

Art Deco style gate, dating from the mid 1930s, Piata Romana area, Bucharest

An interesting Art Deco design vestige, dating from the cultural peak period of Bucharest, in the third and fourth decade of the last century, now uncared and unloved by its post-communist inhabitants, still stoically surviving among their ugly, uncouth renovations of period buildings.

Bucharest Art Deco Style Gate

A remarkable mid-1930s Art Deco style design gate from Piata Romana area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

I am back from my tropical insect bite allergy travails and thought to restart the Romania historic architecture postings with a cheerful photograph of a well proportioned Art Deco pattern encountered in the design of a mid-1930s block of flats gate in central Bucharest. I like the enduring modernity and fine quality of this design, which speaks volumes about the creative atmosphere existent in this city before the terrible cataclysms of the fascist dictatorship, the Second World War and the communist takeover.

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I endeavor through this 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.

Daily Image 26-Jan-10: Art Deco Courtyard Gate Collage

A selection from among the abundant and beautiful multitude of Bucharest's 1930s Art Deco courtyard gates. (©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.