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The "Macca - Vilacrosse" Passage

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Copyright: vlad vh (pozaru) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-12
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-13 0:24
Viewed: 2400
Points: 6
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Wikipedia says :
"Pasajul Macca-Vilacrosse" is a fork-shaped, yellow glass covered arcaded street in downtown Bucharest, Romania. Cāmpineanu Inn (Romanian: Hanul Cāmpineanu) once stood in the place nowadays occupied by the passage.

After the Chief Architect of Bucharest, Xavier Vilacrosse (a Catalan architect who had followed the French school), married the daughter of the inn owner (1843), the couple received the inn as a wedding present, renaming it with the architect's name. Toward the end of 19th century it was demolished, being replaced by a two-stories-high, ornate structure, in the style of Western passages.

The two narrow streets making up a two-tined, fork-like shape were covered with a glass roof, allowing the entry of natural light while providing shelter from the rain. The ground floor was meant for shops, while the rooms on the first floor were for rent. One branch of the passage was called Vilacrosse, while the other one was called Macca, after Mihalache Macca, the builder's brother-in-law. The two-tined end opens onto Calea Victoriei, one of Bucharest's main avenues; the other end opens toward the National Bank in the historic Lipscani district.

Pasajul Macca-Vilacrosse hosted the first Stock Exchange House of Bucharest, before a larger and more appropriate structure was built.

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Love the light in this indoor shot, Vlad!
Perfect POV for revealing the architecture of this building.
Great work!

Kind regards,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-11-13 19:22]

Hi Vlad,

Rare that the vastness of a great architecture is so well rendered with the vertical format!
Grandiose image with rich colors, good lightand fine details.
Bravo and thanks to share that with us!


Bom dia Vald
Interesting architecture and galeria,.

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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2012-01-07 13:20]

Mersi de informatii. De atitea ori am batut inainte pasajul cu piciorul dar niciodata nu i-am stiut povestea.

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