What better way to see a city than through the eyes of a local tour guide who’s willing to,
‘dig deep to discover the past history exploring, documenting and exposing the real and raw face of Bucharest’
For more than 15 years Cristi Radu has been showing the great city of Bucharest to visitors from around the world.
From the belle époque, turn-of-the-century iconic Victory Avenue downtown also with some 1930s Manhattan influences to the new Civic Centre, a 1980s totalitarian utopia turned current dystopia dominated by the surroundings of the largest Parliament in the world, this city is an eclectic collection of bold and subtle architectural styles reflecting its history over more than 550 years. Between the two great wars of the twentieth century, Bucharest’s love of modernist architecture and sophistication led it to be called Paris of the East.
While war and communism destroyed much of this architectural heritage much has survived as Cristi’s photo show.
All images the Copyright of Cristi Radu. You can find him on Instagram at @raidenbucharest