Bucharest, the small Paris of the East
"Bucharest is a creation of our own nation, it expresses our originality, it is what were able to do(...) By its own vitality, Bucharest has managed to impose itself as a unique Capital, that had received all the attentive care of some great personalities we have not fully understood, to show then the gratitude they deserved" Nicolae Iorga "The History of Bucharest", 1939
A walk in time, on the streets and boulevards of this beautiful town, by the end of the nineteenth century - under the vaults of the boarding trees, so pleasantly shady during the summer heat - will lead us through a town that is no more and which fully deserved its name. We shall observe the French influence on some city squares with radical streets or we shall reach streets flooded with vegetation. We shall admire monuments, and we shall try to make revive the atmosphere of the last century; we shall notice its changes and evolution (...)
|The Royal Palace during King Charles I|
In 1882 the first electrical illumination system, the first time at the Royal Palace, then at the National Theatre and in public garden Cismigiu.
The Cismigiu Gardens, the Monte Carlo Restaurant
In 1896 the first electrical tramway are built from Obor to the Cotroceni avenue. The first cinema is opened.
The Coltei Street, the Alimăristeanu House
Sf. Gheorghe Place, The symbol of Rome, The Woolf gift by Rome Townhall in 1905
|Middle Age||French Romantism|