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Bucharest – our „Little Paris”

by Nicolae PREDA
septembrie 26, 2016
Category:   News

Bucharest, is one of the most important and oldest cities in Europe, is an important center of cultural, historical and economic of Eastern Europe, a city full of life, light and continuous development.poze-fotografii-din-vechiul-bucuresti-micul-paris-83

In the early 1900s, Bucharest was considered one of the jewels of Europe, developing simultaneously with Paris and being very similar in architecture and way of life. That is why Bucharest is also known as „Little Paris”. The songs in pubs, the bohemian life and our ladies refinement have made from Bucharest a copy of Paris.

„From the boulevard one could buy „edible delicacies „, ladies slip on the boulevard in silks brought from other countries and could be often hear „Bonjour, cherie” than „Hello„.  The cafés, boutiques, even the houses with balconies appeared during this period and begin to be part of city life.

„The new city with wide streets, with horse-drawn trams, with buildings of several floors situated near gardens rich in trees of different varieties, it was named for its visitors „Little Paris„, still a city of contrasts and scandals but at the same time a single panel, a mixture of cultures and an original creation itself. ”

Bucharest became „Little Paris” because of the atmosphere, more than due to buildings with great architecture. Perhaps we can not compare Dambovita with Seine and the Arc de Triomphe is not accompanied by any Champs Ellysée, but as we all know, at some point in the history of Bucharest, currently with a terrible traffic and buildings constructed by imagination, it was once called „Little Paris”, specifically in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

Unfortunately, communism produced a great change in the „Little Paris of Romania.” As the population of the country was brought to the city, it has lost the spirit that drew him an urban and cosmopolitan city atmosphere.

Source: adevarul.ro

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