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Patriarch Residence

By gss  
Today, the Orthodox Romanian Patriarch Residence in Bucharest, Romania, former Patriarchy Palace
The residence has 2 bodies - an old one, on the top of the hill, close to the church, and a modern (1929-31) wing, on the slopes of the hill, with a very nice courtyard bordered by perimeter galleries and loggias (but not able to be visited, is a private area)
Here the main entrance in the new wing. The old wing was at origins the Priory of the former monastery, and was built in the XVII century. From the original building only the huge cellars were preserved 100 %, the ground and upper levels were modified during the XVIII century, where a chapel (Paraclis in Romanian, or winter chapel) was incorporated in the Palace. This cellars are used to keep the Patriarchy wine (had a teacher who was a good friend of the former Patriarch, and told us that there is no better wine in Romania that this one...)
A vaulted passage with an upper porch marks the secondary entrance to the former church courtyard (last pictures). When the Patriarchy received the former Deputy Assembly Palace (on the right side in my pictures) in 1997-2010, appeared a strange wooden bridge in the vaulted passage; I am not sure but it can be a direct passage between the new Patriarchy Palace and the Patriarch Residence.

Tags: Palace Architecture Romania Chapel Porch Bucharest Residence Patriarchy

Voters: bobpaige1, DicksPics, jocas and 21 more



jocas 8 6 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2015 10:43PM
Very interesting narrative, great architectural captures , I especially like v13 and v15 ,but all lovely images.
Bantu 9 7 1 India
1 Apr 2015 6:14AM
Silveu, I am very much impressed by your knowledge of history.great captures.

rayme330 11 17 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2015 8:56AM
Another wonderful selection, Silviu.
Have you ever estimated how many images you have in your impressive archives?

nonur 14 18 13 Turkey
1 Apr 2015 10:29AM

Quote:Another wonderful selection, Silviu.
Have you ever estimated how many images you have in your impressive archives?


I agree with Ray, and it's a good question, Silviu.
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2015 11:00AM
You are featured e2 piccy plus at the moment Grin
1 Apr 2015 12:53PM
Silviu, another very interesting set of architectural images, all superbly captured!! V13 and V15 are my fav. Interestiing info as usual. Thank you for sharing.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2015 5:11PM
A terrific set but especially love the beautiful doors and marvellous sculptured surround in V1
Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
2 Apr 2015 7:59AM
Very good , Silviu ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
3 Apr 2015 2:03PM
What a most beautiful entrance Silviu. What a pleasure to walk through that each day. Great series. GrinGrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
12 116 3 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2015 2:57AM
The door is a work of ART! Grin
I also like V12, V14 and V15! Beautiful images and a great use of the natural arches for a good frame...
15 Very impressive images wonderful shadows, wonderful photography, SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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