Baneasa Quarter in 1930’s

In 1937, the German photographer Willy Pragher spent some time discovering the suburbs of Bucharest. It's amazing how Baneasa area looked like less than a hundred years ago, with those thatched roof small houses made of clay. Nowdays, you'll discover a modern quarter, with lovely villas or four-storey block of flats, close to Baneasa Airport. …

Ionica’s Barbershop

In the 1930's, Ionica's Barbershop, located on the ground floor of Athenee Palace Hotel, was not only a beauty temple for the upper class, but also the best place in town to hear the latest gossips. One could have seen there famous politicians, wealthy business men, foreign diplomats, beautiful high-class ladies and even foreign spies, …

Romanian “Orient Express” – The Royal Train

Did you know that the Royal Train was commisioned by King Ferdinand to Ernesto Breda plant in Milano, but the sovereign died before it was ready, in 1928? Its five wagons display an exquisite design, with Cordoba leather and Murano glass lamps. I wish I had the chance to travel by this sassy train! PS: …