Semicircular Neoromanian Style Window from the 1920s

Neo-Romanian style semicircular window adorning a mid-1920s house in the Cotroceni area of Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

The semicircular shape of the Neo-Romanian style window depicted in the photograph above, together with its adorable wood frame carvings and multicoloured stained glass design, betray the Art Nouveau connections of this architectural order. The Neo-Romanian style is a national romantic artistic expression in architecture that emerged in this country at the end of c19th and resolutely conserved its Art Nouveau-like decorative register well after the dawn of this movement, as this mid-1920s window abundantly confirms that fact.

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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.

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