The Trinity concept in the Neo-Romanian style

The Neo-Romanian architectural style is the expression of the politics of national identity in architecture and decorative arts. It has an entire philosophy behind it, the main tenet being the resistance of the Romanian people against the onslaught of the great power of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle Ages and the early modern era. That is expressed in decorations highlighting the Christian identity of the Romanian lands, as opposed to the Islam of the Porte. The Holy Trinity is most abundantly represented or alluded to on a Neo-Romanian architecture building. This video details this architectural element and how it can be spotted or figured out on buildings in Romania’s national style.


My aim, through this series of blog articles, is to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania and Southeast Europe, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of world’s architectural history and heritage.


If you have a historic house project in Romania or other country in Southeast Europe, I would be delighted to advise you in aspects pertaining to its architectural history and ways to preserve as much as possible from its period fabric and aesthetics in the course of restoration or renovation works, or to counsel you with specialist consultancy work related to that project. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this website.


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