Neo-Romanian Style Rainwater Heads

Neo-Romanian style rainwater heads (©Valentin Mandache)

The rainwater head is usually a prosaic detail among the water draining fittings of a building that has the role to convey the rainwater collected from the roof troughs to the drain pipes. However, the high visibility of a rainwater head at the edge of the roof eave or on the top of the façade, also renders it as an excellent decorative element within the architectural design of a house. The Neo-Romanian architectural style gives a prominent role to the rainwater head within its customarily elaborate decorative panoply. The photomontage above and the slide show bellow the text show a few such exquisite Neo-Romanian style rainwater heads, which I photographed during my fieldwork in Bucharest.

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