Here’s a beautiful century-old town house southeast of Bydgoszcz, Poland’s city center, that captured my attention for several minutes. The street’s Polish spelling: Świętej Trójcy, which means Holy Trinity.
I was attracted to its art nouveau details: the women’s heads; the telemons, the figures shouldering the portions of the building; the masks, chimeras and grotesques; the contrast between the bright red flowers and the cracking facade; the children sitting on the stoop playing with their gadgets.
What little I managed to find: built in 1904, it was designed by German architect Ernst Peters, according to Europeana, “for the Polish master builder Ciechanowski.” A photo of what it looked like in 1909 is here.
And for the art nouveau in Poland-curious, a few more links:
- The Virtual exhibit Art Nouveau Architecture in Poland
- Art Nouveau in Poland – Wiki
- A review of the book Polish Art Nouveau (1999) by Stefania Krzysztofowicz-Kozakowska – review by Jane Kristoff of Portland State University for 19th Century Art Worldwide
- Art Nouveau in Krakow – Local Life
Bydgoszcz, Poland, 18 July 2016