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Apollo urban palace in Oradea, Romania
Its name comes from a former in called Apollo. When the inn disappeared, the municipality who owned the terrain, decided to built a big building to rent it and so round its incomes. Was organized a public auction and the winning project was the architect Rimanóczy Kálmán junior (1870-1912), in 1912. As he died young, his widow obtained the municipality permission to designate his "successor": Krausze Tivadar, who finished this palace in 1914. The Apollo palace is the only report property owned by the municipality, all others are private. It is located on the main street Corso, ( where crossing Mihai Eminescu street). It is a very important street due 3 of its corners, all built by Rimanóczy Kálmán junior, in similar but different Secession styles, and all are urban palaces (Apollo, Stern and Moskovits Miksa) one of the most beautiful in town. Apollo is the last work of Rimanóczy, and brings together Berlin Jugendstil with Vienna Secession, with Empire and Biedermeier styles. Unfortunately today, is not in its best state, as a public edifice, the lack of funds and of political consensus maintain it in such a state.
All this 3 palaces are built around one or 2 courtyards, have restaurants or stores downstairs, and apartments or offices at the upstairs levels.

Tags: Palace Architecture Romania Oradea Secession Jugendstil

Voters: ColleenA, bobpaige1, NDODS and 13 more

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ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
2 Nov 2014 11:50AM
Love the architecture's a pity that they don't spend some money keeping it maintained. Always enjoy your narratives everyday...
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2014 11:57AM
I would have loved to have seen it when it was first built. Such a shame that it is falling into disrepair.

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Bantu 8 7 1 India
2 Nov 2014 1:42PM
A historical building,a fine capture.

Growmore 12 4 3 England
2 Nov 2014 2:00PM
A wonderful historical building and fine capture, pity they are letting all that history decay.
Great architectural building falling into disrepair, Silviu. Thanks for sharing.

JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2014 6:18PM
An interesting building and shot Silviu
OlwenB 7 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2014 7:29PM
This must have been so beautiful in it's hey day. So many ornate features easily seen on the right side with the sun catching the side of the building. Great photo, I really enjoyed looking at this.
debu 11 India
3 Nov 2014 2:02AM
Great capture.
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
3 Nov 2014 7:34AM
Lovely building Silviu, such a pity it's not being looked after.

3 Nov 2014 7:39PM
Beautiful perspective for this historical building Silviu.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2014 2:02AM
The Apollo is a lovely building, well composed and interesting history...

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