The Lipscani area
Lipscani area is a lively part of old
Even before the
official foundation of
If one takes an imaginary trip back into time, he or she can see the shopkeepers out in the street near their stores, for they never stood behind the counter; they would watch people from the outside, encourage them to buy their merchandise, negotiate prices with them, for each pedestrian could be a possible customer, and thus contribute to their wealth.
Luxury and poverty,
expensive and cheap commodities were mixed up in the same manner in which the
Eastern world would meet the Western one in this part of
There were many
inns built in the area for the tradesmen who would stop by for business in
When walking along the by-streets of Lipscani, one can still be impressed by the architecture of the one-storey houses built in different styles: Renaissance, Baroque, Neo Classic, or sometimes a mixture of them all, with their fine ornaments, baroque balconies, classic façades and eclectic decorations.
At the end of Lipscani St., there is the Smardan St., where one can find some banks built in the 19th century, i.e. the National Bank (built between 1883-1885, and conceived by architects Albert Galleron and Cassien Bernard in neo-classic French style), Ion Tiriac Bank, the Bank for Agriculture.
After having left the Smardan St., one reaches the Stavropoleos St., well-known for the famous Stavropoleos Church built in 1724 by the Greek monk Ioanichie, in late brancovan style (see its vegetal decorations: the belt with floral motives, columns with flowers). Near the church, there is a 'chiostro', a yard with three covered sides, in which there are columns, slabs and tombstones. The 'chiostro' was designed by one of the most prominent Romanian architects, Ion Mincu who also restored the church in 1899.
A bit farther,
across the street, on the
Going back to
The Lipscani commercial area was developed
May you wish to buy a souvenir like an antique, an art, or a Romanian folk object, glassware, a household commodity, or would you look after a fine lady fur coat, the small shops in the Lipscani area are there to please you.
Ultimele referate adaugate
- Mihai beniuc - „poezii"
- Mihai eminescu - student la berlin
- Mircea Eliade - Mioara Nazdravana (mioriţa)
- Chirita in provintie de Vasile Alecsandri -expunerea subiectului
- Dragoste de viata de Jack London
|Ion Luca Caragiale
- Triumful talentului… (reproducere) de Ion Luca Caragiale
- Fantasticul in proza lui Mircea Eliade - La tiganci
- „Personalitate creatoare” si „figura a spiritului creator” eminescian
- Enigma Otiliei de George Calinescu - geneza, subiectul si tema romanului
- Arta literara in romanul Ion, - Liviu Rebreanu