On the sea

The Astronomical Observatory/ building details

It was built to look like a ship anchored right in the Centre of Bucharest.

“I built the house in the form of a yacht, with a dome observatory, while I make telescope observations to have the feeling that I float on the sea” used to say Admiral Vasile Urseanu who started the construction works in 1908, with his own money.


On the sea

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1 Response to On the sea

  1. Reblogged this on Arran Q Henderson and commented:
    The beautiful blog and photography of Bucharest citizen Ileana Partenie, as she celebrates the lovely old vanishing architecture of her city, documents its destruction, and captures new juxtapositions of the brash and the traditional, the corporate and the counter-cultural, now existing side by side.


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