Romanian Apartment Blocks

Posted by carlyluvsunited on Saturday, 28 February 2009

apartment blocks romania communist
apartment blocks romania communist

Communism has left its stamp on Romania. Monstrous blocks of flats are discovered on the outskirts of almost every major town and city - a relic of the past. The drive for transition from a predominantly agrarian nation to an industrial nation necessitated the need the housing within the towns and cities. Peasants were encouraged to move from the countryside to work in industry. Large industrial towns such as Ploie┼čti, south of Buchare┼čti, grew leaving vast industrial wastelands in their wake. Big was beautiful.

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