Bucharest Art Deco Balcony Bottom

An unusual Bucharest (Victoriei area) early 1930s Art Deco style balcony bottom displaying an eagle among luxuriant flowers and vegetation theme. (©Valentin Mandache)


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5 thoughts on “Bucharest Art Deco Balcony Bottom

    • Amazing Cheryl, what you are saying about the Inca motif is just what I thought of it and was shy to articulate for this artefact located in the Balkans, so far away from the Inca places!… It looks that the Art Deco style was indeed a truly international style and Inca, Maya and other Mezoamerican themes and motifs found their way into apparently unlikely places such as this corner of the former Ottoman Empire. Cheers, Valentin


  • Hi Valentin

    What a wonderful eagle! I have a copy of our latest journal for you but have lost your postal address during a re-build of my PC. Can you please provide so I can send it.

    regards from Australia

    Robin Grow
    President Art Deco & Modernism Society Inc.


    • Thank you Robin for publishing the material related to my Romania Art Deco architecture posts! I am eagerly looking forward to receive the relevant “Spirit of Progress” copy! 🙂
      My postal address is: Postal address: Valentin Mandache, CP 15 – 442, Bucharest 053120, Romania.
      You can also find those contact details by accessing the “Contact” tab on my blog site header: https://historo.wordpress.com/contact/
      Best regards,



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