Photographer Phil captures art nouveau architecture buildings around Europe and here are some of the most stunning ones.
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The beautiful city of Porto is full of stunning art nouveau architecture. Some of them are quite understated, and at the other end of the scale you have examples like this will scream for attention. In the middle of a fairly busy retail-oriented street, Rua de Janeiro, this façade displays a kind of gothic version of art nouveau.
Maison Coilliott stands out amongst a row of otherwise fairly ordinary terraced houses in Lille, France. The neighboring houses seem to shrink back into themselves, very aware of their inferiority. One of Hector Guimard’s most wonderful houses, captured here in the golden hour sun.
Ferenc Raichle’s Palace in Subotica, Serbia
The further east you go, you encounter ever colourfully flamboyant forms of art nouveau. This is an example of the Hungarian form of art nouveau. Subotica in Serbia is stuffed with little gems like this – the Ferenc Raichle Family Palace.
Maison Les Arums
The stunning doorway to Maison Les Arums in central Paris.
The mind-boggling Maison Ringot in the French city of Dunkirk, a stunningly elaborate example of sumptuous art nouveau.
The Constanța Casino is a defunct casino, located in Constanța, Romania. It has been designated by the Romanian Ministry of Culture and National Patrimony as a historic monument. The casino is on the Constanța seafront along the Black Sea in the historic Peninsulă District of the city.
That shop is in Douai, France. A uniquely curvy expression of an art nouveau facade that really grabs your attention as you walk by.
Possibly one of the most extravagant art nouveau buildings in Paris, the wonderful place looks like a huge ice cream sculpture.
Villa Melchiori, a relatively little-known beauty from the Italian town of Ferrara.
Maison Huot, Nancy, France
This is Maison Huot, which epitomizes the art nouveau aesthetic of creating functional objects inspired by nature.