Bucharest through the time

Bucharest through the time

  Below is a set of photographs taken during the communist era, in Bucharest, probably by Hungarian tourists visiting the capital.   Via: fortepan.hu
Bucharest in 1977, through a bus windshield

Bucharest in 1977, through a bus windshi...

The series of photographs is a pleasant surprise and shows the Bucharest in an unique angle. Dating them in 1977 is pretty accurate , pictures were taken somewhere in the summer, several months after the earthquake in March. Via :...
Bucharest from above

Bucharest from above

 
New metro trains in Bucharest

New metro trains in Bucharest

The company Metrorex, the Bucharest metro system operator, has awarded CAF in 2011 the contract to supply 16 metro units with the option of a further 8 trains. These new trains will provide service on the new line 5 of the Bucharest metro and each will consist of 6 cars. With a capacity of 1,200 passengers along its 114 m of length with an unobstructed gangway along the entire train, running at a maximum speed of 80 km/h with a third rails energy capture system of 750 Vdc. The units will be delivered as of 2013. These are vehicles designed for mass passenger...
Old Photos of the Bucharest Earthquake of 1977

Old Photos of the Bucharest Earthquake o...

The 1977 Vrancea Earthquake occurred on Friday, 4 March 1977, 21:20 local time and was felt throughout the Balkans. About 35,000 buildings were damaged, and the total damage was estimated at more than two billion dollars. Most of the damage was concentrated in  Bucharest, where about 33 large buildings collapsed. Probably made in no more than two or three days after the event , the scenes presents people and bulldozers, workers and the army that helps remove piles of debris.     Via:...
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