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Old February 8th, 2012, 09:00 AM   #61
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Old February 8th, 2012, 09:05 AM   #62
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 03:19 PM   #63
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Old February 24th, 2012, 08:12 AM   #64
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Very nice buildings, but it would be much better if all these air conditioners were either hidden or placed in a more systematic and a less conspicuous way.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 11:50 AM   #65
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Gorgeous. The architecture of socialist countries is exponentially better than most give them credit for.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 12:08 PM   #66
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Very nice structures, but i agree with warden987. Those exterior air conditioners destroy the elegance of those buildings.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 01:11 PM   #67
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Old February 24th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #68
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Old March 1st, 2012, 12:51 PM   #69
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Ekaterinburg

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Old March 14th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #70
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Unfortunately most of the high profile commie buildings in Romania are of poor architectural quality. Two exceptions I can think of are the State Circus and the Palace Hall (who has the unfortunate reputation in the world of classical music of having the crappiest acoustics ever), both in Bucharest.


The State Circus (1960-61)



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The Palace Hall (1959-60):



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Oh and I forgot, the Bucharest metro was outstanding for its time, including from an architectural / design pov.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 10:14 AM   #71
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The creativity of Romanian architects from the commie era can be seen more in buildings of a less importance, now left to decay, such as railway stations, central bus stations, hotels, schools, municipal halls, libraries, sports centres, post offices, even silos, etc.

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All from this blog: http://made-in-romania.blogspot.com/

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These all from bellow are from the seaside, which was a bit of an exception and had its own development, allowing a more coherent approach:





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Unfortunately, much of what was built then looks like this now:


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Some of the buildings / complexes of the Romanian seaside now lay in decay:





















From here: http://www.amdraci.ro/?p=10157
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Old March 14th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #72
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As for the infamous commie blocks, they are now hated, but many of those built in the first two (up to three) decades looked quite good when they were built. The style was inspired by Western social housing, especially German. There were a few neo-classical projects too.

It has to be said though that the blocks were made out of very poor materials with poor finishing. Even in the case of the better looking ones, the interiour spaces were ill conceived, diminishing the quality of life. They were never maintained, hence the state of decay in which they currently find themselves. Recently a national rehabilitation project concerning commie blocks has been undertaken, with mixed results.

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Meanwhile… in Bulgaria











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Absolutely amazing. I hope this selection of pics intrigues you enough to check out the link for more, I purposely only put here some images that don't completely reveal the structure. It is amazing.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #74
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It is a pity that it is thrown. This great construction!!!
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Old March 20th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #75
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Old March 20th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #76
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 12:49 PM   #77
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wow great pics !!! love it moscow state university
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #78
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Old April 14th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #79
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