Saturday 7 May 2022

Saturday morning strolling in the sweet May sunshine


This is the part of Bucharest that narrowly escaped destruction in the redevelopment inspired by Pyongyang.

Don't forget that Ceaușescu's planners destroyed less of Bucharest than planners destroyed ,London and other English cities in the twenty years before Mrs Thatcher. 

A lot of old churches were destroyed in the City of London before the war but the Communists particularly targeted them and destroyed many, though some were moved on wheels thanks to a very clever engineer. This one was lucky to survive, now hidden behind apartment block housing very grand nomenklatura.

1 comment:

  1. Before 1982 at Schitul Maicilor were located Atelierele Patriarhiei. My father worked there.