Bird Friendly Neo-Romanian Roof Finial

Neo-Romanian style roof finial, Stirbei Voda area, Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

As today is 1 April with its jokes and light atmosphere, I thought that a more amusing architectural theme photograph would be a good complement to this day’s usual spirit. The image above captures one of the “practical” uses of a Neo-Romanian style roof finial: as a bird perch – observation post, certainly very much appreciated by the gull crowning its top. The bird was definitely keeping a close watch on me while I snapped the image; I was able to see his piercing eye directed at the camera lenses while at full zoom. Probably he/she thought that I have a shotgun instead of a camera :). See my (serious) article about the beautiful Neo-Romanian style roof finials and their architectural value- click the link here.


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.


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.

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