A lost city

”Andrei Pandele was a young architect when he began photographing his home country, Romania, in the 1970s. His camera captured a period of huge change under communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. For some, his stunning photos are now a painful reminder of a time of destruction, and a life lost.
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Seven square kilometres of the city centre were destroyed to make way for the Palace of the People. Andrei wanted to take some pictures before old Bucharest disappeared altogether.
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A city caught in its very own Armageddon. Andrei preserved a Bucharest that no longer exists – the exquisite glass-covered market, the archways, cobbled streets, the vine-clad villas, the city once called the “little Paris of the East”.”

An outstanding glimpse at life behind the Iron Curtain. Thank you BBC – link is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24368485

“Thou shalt not forget, Darie!”
(insider joke)

Photo: Andrei Pandele

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