Viewing posts tagged architecture

Architecture of Decay

(A communist apartment building reflects in a pond overrun with reeds and other vegetation, all seen through a rusty fence with barbed wire on top.)

by Felix

Statue of a Queen

(Photo depicting a statue in a garden: a mature woman of regal stature, wearing long flowing robes and a matching headdress, is seated in a chair, sewing a large, intricate piece of needlework.)

Queen Elisabeth of Romania, a.k.a. Carmen Silva, the poet queen, shown here as a maker instead, in her forever home at Castelul Peleş, Sinaia. May it last.

by Felix

Faerie Road

(A stone road with old ironwork lamp posts and railings climbs through a forest, towards a fairy tale castle barely visible among the trees. People walk past souvenir shops that lend color.)

The road leading up from Sinaia to Castelul Peleş is itself a bit of an experience. Also a bit of a tourist trap, though with good stuff and prices.

by Felix

Castelul Peleş

(A palace built in the style of old German architecture, with a central clock tower, appears to emerge from among the pine and fir trees behind it, on the background of not-so-distant mountains.)

Castelul Peleş, Sinaia, as seen across the front lawn at the top of the road leading to it from the town below, like a jewel completing the natural beauty.

by Felix

Old walls, old wires

Why does old architecture often feel so cozy and charmingly messy?

by Felix

Distant beach

The beach in Eforie Sud, July 2019, seen from the south end of the developed portion.

by Felix

Clouds over water

(Photo of a distant industrial building across a lake, under heavy clouds. In the foreground, people are fishing near a row of small piers.)

One of my favorite vistas from Lacul Tei, Bucharest, now in a different light.

by Felix

Urban development

(Photo of a gazebo in a verdant park, on the background of office towers across a lake.)

The new section of Parcul Tei, Bucharest, open at last. Surprisingly, it was worth the wait.

by Felix