Art Deco Floral Motifs for Birthday Celebration

Art Deco floral panels, 1930s Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

My wife, Diana, celebrates today her birthday! To mark this beautiful event, I composed a photomontage and slide show of Art Deco style floral panels, which I photographed throughout the year in Bucharest. These exquisite designs adorn façades of houses dating from the 1930s, a truly golden and happy era for this city. The panels are renderings of luxuriant flowers and vegetation symbolising the paradisiac Southern Seas to which the inter-war Bucharesters, inhabitants of Europe’s austere the lower Danube prairie, where longing to travel and experience, especially during the long Siberia like winters that often engulf this region. I would like to dedicate these charming architectural ‘slices of paradise’ to Diana and wish her a very, very happy birthday!!! Valentin 🙂

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Art Deco floral panels, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)


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One thought on “Art Deco Floral Motifs for Birthday Celebration

  • This type of floral decoration from the late 20’s early 30’s is my favorite Art Deco style. We have a hotel in our town built in 1930 that has panel in this style repeated on the facade. Very pretty.



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