Tur arhitectural în zona Plantelor – walking tour

Tur arhitectural în zona Plantelor - walking tour

Tur arhitectural în zona Plantelor - walking tour

Tur arhitectural în zona Plantelor – walking tour
5 Decembrie, 11:00-13:00

Dragi cititori,

Doresc sa va invit la un alt tur din noua serie de plimbari arhitecturale prin Bucuresti pe care o pregatesc, in zona din jurul pitorestei Strada Plantelor, care se afla imediat la est de Mantuleasa. Aceasta este de un atractiv caracter rezidential, cu bine prezentate cladiri de valoare arhitecturala, multe inconjurate de gradini eflorescente. Zona Plantelor este o mostra a cat de placut si stimulativ pentru creativitatea artistica si intelectuala a fost acest oras in perioadele La Belle Époque si interbelice.

Turul este programat pentru sambata 5 decembrie 2015, intre orele 11.00h – 13.00h. Aceasta excursie culturala poate fi de interes oricui dintre dumneavoastra, localnic, sau aflat in vizita ca turist sau cu afaceri, dorind sa inteleaga caracterul acestei metropole prin descoperirea si intelegerea fascinantei sale arhitecturi vechi.

Numele de „Plantelor” dat acestei strazi iconice, este un ecou al vremurilor La Belle Époque, cand casele Bucurestiului in faimoasa lor arhitectura in stil Mic Paris si Art Nouveau, erau prevazute cu ample gradini, iar ferestrele aveau jardiniere pline de flori multicolore. Mediul natural local era astfel considerat mai sanatos decat in alte parti ale orasului, ceea ce a facut posibila si infiintarea unui sanatoriu, unde poetul Mihai Eminescu si-a petrecut ultimile zile din viata, in vara anului 1889. Acel caracter verdant este inca prezent, imprimand de asemenea locuintele in stil neoromanesc sau Art Deco si Modernist, ridicate in special in perioada interbelica, constituind un fel de carte de vizita a integii zone. Aici vom gasi marturii palpabile ale unui Bucuresti autentic, in incarnarea sa domestica, indemnand sa ne imaginam cum acest oras ar fi aratat daca rasturnarile si distrugerile perioadelor comunista si post-comunista nu l-ar fi atins. O serie de case au inca pe fatada tablete de nume ale arhitectulor si constructorilor care le-au creat. Este o pleiada acolo: Baruch Zilberman, Marcel Locar or Ion Davidescu ca sa citez doar cativa, oferindu-ne oportunitatea de a discuta despre talentul si profesionalismul lor. Strazile sunt drepte, aliniate cu copaci, iar casele si alte edificii in general la scara umana, ceea ce face turul o experienta placuta. Toata aceasta arhitectura istorica, concentrata in zona Plantelor, va asteapta sa o descoperiti ca parte a acestei experiente culturale.

Turul costa 45 lei de persoana, rezervari prin email la v.mandache@gmail.com. Va voi trimite un mesaj cu detaliile locului de intalnire atunci cand voi primi rezervarea.

Astept sa ne intalnim la tur,
Valentin Mandache, expert in case de epoca (tel: 0728323272)
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Dear readers,

I would like to invite you to another tour from the new series of Bucharest architectural walks that I am preparing, this one centered on the area around the picturesque Plantelor Street, sitting just east of Mantuleasa. It has an alluring residential character, with well presented historic buildings of architectural value, many surrounded by efflorescent gardens. Plantelor area is a sample of how pleasant and stimulative for artistic creativity this town has been in the La Belle Époque and the interwar periods.

The tour is scheduled to take place this Saturday 5 December 2015, between 11.00h – 13.00h. This cultural excursion could be of interest to any of you visiting Romania’s capital as a tourist or on business, looking to understand the character of this metropolis through discovering its peculiar and fascinating old architecture.

The name “Plantelor” (Engl. for Plants’) given to this iconic street, is an echo of the La Belle Époque times, when Bucharest’s houses of its famous Little Paris and also Art Nouveau architecture were provided with gardens and orchards, and the windows were sporting jardinieres full of multicoloured flowers. The local environment was considered healthier than the rest of the town, which made possible the establishment of a sanatorium, where the national poet of Romania, Mihai Eminescu, spent his last days, in the summer of 1889. That verdurous character is still very much around, also imprinting the personality of the Neoromanian, and Art Deco and Modernist dwellings erected mainly in the interwar period, being a hallmark of the whole area. Here we will find palpable architectural records of a most authentic Bucharest, in its domestic incarnation, giving us an idea of how the town would have looked like if the upheavals and destructions of the communist and post-communist periods would have left it unscathed. A series of houses have on their facade tablet names of the architects and builders that created them. There is a pleiad of names, such as Baruch Zilberman, Marcel Locar or Ion Davidescu to cite just a few, giving us an opportunity to discuss about their architectural talent and skills. The streets are straight and aligned with threes, the height of the houses are mostly on the human scale, making the tour an enjoyable experience. All of this enchanting architecture concentrated in Plantelor area is waiting for you discover as part of this cultural walk.

The tour costs Lei 45 (Romanian currency), book by emailing v.mandache@gmail.com. You will be informed of meeting place on booking.

I look forward to seeing you at the tour,
Valentin Mandache/ Historic Houses of Romania – Case de Epoca (tel: 0040 (0)728323272)

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