In this beautiful area one may find buildings inspired by historical styles, from Baroque to Art Deco, Neo-Romanian, French and Eclectic.
One of the oldest streets of Bucharest, Calea Victoriei was, is and will always be a mix of architectural styles. There is diversity in the surroundings as well.
NORTHERN RAILWAY STATION
This is the place where I first decided to be a photographer. It is a poor neighbourhood with a particular charm. Some of the places depicted no longer exist.
THE OLD TOWN
Formerly a very important commercial area of Bucharest, the old town is now abundant in nightlife, as well as damaged buildings.
This is a slum of Bucharest, and some of the photos in this set involved certain risks, due to the quite unsafe nature of the area.
The neighborhood harbors fine and evocative buildings: a balanced mix of styles from Art Nouveau to Neo-Romanian, Art Deco, Interbelic Modernism, Neo-Gothic and Mediterranean.
I photographed an abandoned appartment building which was under construction at the time I took this photos. I don't know what became of it now.
A number of buildings, some with the look and amplitude of palaces, were built in the late nineteenth century in this residential area.
Not only the buildings occupied by embassies, but many residential houses in this area are downright gorgeous. Styles range from Neo-Romanian, Art Deco or an exotic hybrid of the two.
According to legend, the king's mistress had a mansion in the area, and people used to call her "La Dame Du Roi", hence the current name of the neighbourhood, Dămăroaia.
The Străuleşti Lake, watched over by tall bushes, is the centerpiece of a picturesque area, reminiscent of simple beginnings. No wonder that the first Daco-Roman settlements in the area appear around 300-400 AD.
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