The Streets of Bucharest’s Old Town

Bucharest is a city of contrast. Remnants of its elegant history collide with the legacy of communism and the past two decades of modernisation.

Nowhere else is this more clear than in Centrul Vechi, the Old Town. Trendy bars and dilapidated buildings rub shoulders in incredible proximity of one another. Rusted metal signs of defunct state-owned enterprises hang above some of the city’s best nightclubs, and outlets for brands like Nike are nestled between the shells of communist jewellers and opticians. Bucharest is moving forward, but the redevelopment of this area seems uncertain of exactly what it wants to achieve.

Words and Photos by Andrei Sandu

Bucharest Romania