Romania Life: Christmas Lights

Bucharest has an unfair reputation as a bit of a grim concrete jungle. It’s actually a really architecturally diverse place which repays extended exploration. But it’s never more beautiful than when carpeted with thick layers of fresh white snow and strewn with Christmas lights. This year, unusually, we haven’t seen a snowflake yet. But theContinue reading “Romania Life: Christmas Lights”

Romania Life: On Bucharest Architecture

It’s said that Bucharest, the city where I live, is one of the most architecturally important cities in Europe. In the 1920s and 1930s waves of young Romanians studied architecture in France and came back to fill the city with modernist gems. When people visit these days they tend to have their eyes caught onlyContinue reading “Romania Life: On Bucharest Architecture”