Remarkable images from 1960-61 Bucharest, via the archive of the Architects' Union (https://arhiva.uniuneaarhitectilor.ro/). They show socialist modernist architecture in its glory days; clean, simple, modern lines, which are impressive regardless of what you think about the style. There are few cars; clearly the photographer didn't want them as part of the picture, but the roads were not at all busy back then. As well as the well-known Moskvich and Pobeda models, we have Skodas (including the 1201/2, Octavia, 1200 and 1200 Furgon), Buick 1948, Pontiac 1953, EMW, Willys MB, GAZ-12 ZIM, Mercedes Ponton,and a handful of pre-war cars. I've got the impression that the Architects' Union archive is extremely rich, and look forward to seeing (and sharing) more of their captures of a forgotten world.
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