The lost history of Primaverii Quarter

Bucharest is anything but a city easy to discover. Its history is not written in the walls of the buildings, nor on the boulevards we pass by daily. Bucharest's stories are hidden on tiny greenish yards, or in the walls behind the fences, and sometimes you can find them only on dusty books or in …

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, …