CHERNIVTSI MUSEUM OF ARTS (FORMER HEAD OFFICE OF BUKOWINER SPARKASSE)
The tile fresco of the former Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building (today's Museum of Arts), Centralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The tile fresco of the former Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building, Centralna Sq

This Chernivtsi building erected in 1900-1901 was amongst the best architecture works in the whole Austro-Hungarian Empire. Initially built as the Head Office of Bukowiner Sparkasse, the building had the style of Vienna secession. The design was prepared by Hubert Gessner, a pupil of Otto Wagner, the father of secession. The building is especially beautiful for its mosaic picture showing twelve antique gods symbolizing twelve crowned provinces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The panel center shows a girl in purple cloths symbolizing, Austria and the guy with the horse (on the right) symbolizes Bukovyna.

The building as seen from Centralna Sq (the blue building on the left is the Chernivtsi City Hall)

Former Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building (today's Museum of Arts), general view Centralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

A close-up of the fresco and the balcony

Fresco and balcony close-up, former Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building (today's Museum of Arts), Centralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The top of the building

the top of the former Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building (today's Museum of Arts), Centralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

A close-up of the left-hand statue

Left-hand statue, former Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building (today's Museum of Arts), Centralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

A close-up of the right-hand statue

Right-hand statue, former Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building (today's Museum of Arts), Centralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The spire

The spire on top of former Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building (today's Museum of Arts), Centralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Close-up of the eagle (as the symbol of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) on the left

Left-hand eagle of former Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building (today's Museum of Arts), Centralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The eagle on the right

Right-hand eagle of former Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building (today's Museum of Arts), Centralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

A bookstore and the central Tourist Information Office in the building's ground floor

bookstore, Tourist Information Office, former Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building (Museum of Arts), Centralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The text on the tourist info plaque says: Chernivtsi, located on half-way between Kyiv and Bucharest, Krakow and Odessa, was a secret capital of Europe with pavements cleaned with bunches of roses and with more bookstores than bakeries.

Tourist plaque on former the Bukowiner Sparkasse Head Office Building (today's Museum of Arts), Centralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
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