The Museum of Folk Art, Constanta, Romania

The only Moorish revival detail on this eclectic museum appears in the framing of the double windows over the entrance, which has Romanesque arch and Corinthian capitals. The entire structure takes the form of an Italian Renaissance palazzo to which a projecting roof has been added. The horizontal polychrome striping, which resembles that of British buildings constructed in the so-called streaky bacon style, is actually a feature of Eastern Orthodox churches in the area, such as the Catedra Sfintii Apostoli Petrus si Pavel in the same city.

Left: Front view of the museum. Right: Carved quasi-Renaissance detail above one of the round-topped windows.

Photographs 2019 by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Last modified 29 October 2019