This spring I read an article about the life of expats, focusing on a Swedish diplomat life’s in Bucharest. Instantly I felt a connection with Alexander Peyre, as we have similar views on the city, and I reached out to him on Facebook. We met personally only a few months later, over a cup of ice coffee in Herastrau Park, and we exchanged lots of ideas about Bucharest’s identity and charm. Continue reading “The city of beautiful unexpected asymmetry”
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 the memories of those who witnessed the former glory of the city.
In 1937, the German photographer Willy Pragher spent some time discovering the suburbs of Bucharest. It’s amazing how Baneasa area … Continue reading Baneasa Quarter in 1930’s
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. Continue reading “Ionica’s Barbershop”