heritage of timisoara/ cetate - bruck house

Can't believe it's been four years since we've started the journey for this project. Four! I'm glad I was a part of it from the very first edition and I got to see it grow. Along the way, I heard some amazing stories, saw some great buildings, learned a lot about the architectural history of my hometown, and got to illustrate some of my favourite gems from the city. I hope you were with me on this journey, and you got to know Timisoara a bit better. You can check out all the past illustrations here.

2020 was a year of many things, most of them not so great, but for this project, it was the year of the Cetate neighbourhood, which is, in fact, the central area of the city. It has some of the most impressive buildings and palaces. I couldn't wait to get here, because one of my favourite houses ever is here. And it's the one I'm gonna talk about today. 

The Bruck House is iconic for the Unirii Square (a very known central spot), one of the most representative buildings for the Cetate area and for the city itself. It's colourful, imposing and super interesting. It was built at the beginning of 1800s and with time, it housed many businesses at its ground floors, including a pharmacy that's still there today, and that kept most of the original furniture. You can find out more about the history and architectural details here.

I wanted to illustrate this house because, as I've said before, it's one of my favourites in the entire city and because of its beauty. And because of all those things, I didn't want to change it up too much or reinterpret it in different styles or colours, I think it's wonderful as it is. But I did insert some details from the original building in there, as well as some new ones.

The Bruck House / print illustration
— watercolour & pen on paper —

You can still send an e-card with the illustration to someone dear to you, from HERE.



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