What a objective information for Dutch people about Romania. Picture of ruined commieblock inhabited with Gypsies with title: Romania will be eurozone. I wonder why always media from Western Europe trying to associate Eastern European countries with Gypsies and purposely distort the real picture of these countries.I found this picture in Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad today.
It actually looks like a war zone...
What caused these black spots which look like firebomb traces?
This one bellow I like. In particular I appreciate the care towards the green space. Like it can be seen in the second pic in this post, many of these pictures documented the new ensembles right after people could move in, and the works for the public realm around the blocks were not finished. However, sadly, I can tell you that in a lot of cases the public spaces were never properly finished, they were abandoned in that state right after the people moved in. Lawns remained open mud instead of becoming well maintained green surfaces, flowers and other planned embelishments remained on paper, the walking paths remained improvised, public space furniture was not installed or was not cared for after installation... The second pic is the norm and the first was the exception. The spaces quickly degraded and the inhabitants never really got a feeling of "home" in the areas around the blocks, which then contributed to the further degradation through neglect and vandalism, creating a vicious circle.
Slatina, Romania, 1965
Ansamblu de locuințe – fragment
Oneşti, Romania, 1959-64
Centrul comercial al orașului – Magazinul general Victoria, blocuri de locuit
View from above:
Ansamblu urban, centrul comercial al orașului – Blocuri de locuit, vedere de ansamblu
Brașov, Romania, 1964
Cartierul Tractorul – fragment
Ansamblu de locuințe colective – vedere de ansamblu
One of my favourites:
Blocuri de locuit – Blocuri de locuit, fragment
AGHIREȘU, small mining town in Cluj CountyGilău, Romania
Town under construction around 1983-84! The architecture is the typical, post-modern tinged architecture of the 1980s, along with regular (cheap) blocks as well. Browsing the archive suggests that after finishing the buildings, they never got to taking care of the public spaces which remained a bit of a dump, typically.
This is fascinating. More!
More. Please tell me if this is excessive.
The district was served by tram, bus and trolley.