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  On Batistei Street
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  • On Batistei Street - Bucharest
      On Batistei Street
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  • View from Splaiul Indep.(building on Victoria Ave) - Bucharest
      View from Splaiul Indep.(building on Victoria Ave)
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      On Regina Maria Avenue
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  • On Ion Brezoianu Street - Bucharest
      On Ion Brezoianu Street
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Bucharest develops a lot these days. As the price of land has increased tremendously for the last few years, every plot of land is sold quickly and at a high rate, hence the new owners' interest to make the best of it with as little money as possible. As usual, mod cons, glass and steel, as well as the traditional concrete are top, while architects play with their Autocad without looking on site what that window, wall or gate will be next to. The result? Lovely chaos, Bucharest style. From the "you will never get bored here" line. I was pondering whether to add the "architecture" tag to this tip. They all look like garages wrapped up in a cheap, shiny chocolate package to me...

Directions: In every situation, I have mentioned the street where every picture was taken.

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  • Written Jan 2, 2008
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