3 October 2019

Bucuresti 1965

O noua selectie de imagini, via fortepan.hu . Bucurestiul inca arata cochet si elegant, incepuse dezrusificarea, plus o oarecare deschidere catre occident... Cu un an inainte incepus importul la greu de Renault si Fiat, si deja sunt o prezenta semnificativa pe strazi. Erau si o bruma de alte masini vestice, o interbelica sau doua, si cativa masini in trecere (de remarcat Volgile din URSS cu numere consecutive)... Din pacate pozele nu au surprins ceva chiar palpitant dpdv automobilistic, doar o lume mult pierduta... Adaugam 2-3 poze bonus si de pe litoral.

A fresh selection of images via fortepan.hu. Bucharest still looked elegant; the de-Russification period had begun, and people were looking once more to the West... A year beforehand, the import of Fiats and Renaults had begun, and they are already a significant presence. Plus one or two other Western imports, a few pre-war survivors, and some tourists' cars (including some interesting Soviet Volgas with consecutive plates): sadly nothing truly exciting in terms of vehicles, just a long-disappeared world. As a bonus, two or three photos from the Black Sea coast.

VW, Simca Aronde, Wartburg din Polonia

Turisti sovietici?

Borcan de militie


Moskvich din reguinea Bacau





Opel antebelic in fata fostului hotel Lafayette



De remarcat Mercedesul si masina americana de prin 1947, plus un TV-4

Volga, Trabant, Opel, TV, si o masina carosata artizanal


Majoritatea masinilor din poza au maxim 1 an vechime. 



In Constanta





Opel Rekord Olympia Coupe

TV-uri, azi complet extincte....







Cladirea (si sculptura) inca exista





Ford nou dar deja bine calatorit. De remarcat sigla EU!


Pobeda pick-up si un Opel in trecere






13 June 2019

Bucuresti 1961 / Bucharest 1961

Imagini remarcabile din Bucurestiul anului 1960-61, gasite in arhiva Uniunei Arhitectilor (https://arhiva.uniuneaarhitectilor.ro/). Arata arhictectura socialista in epoca sa de glorie: linii simple, curate, moderne. Imposibil de a nu fi cel putin un pic impresionat, chiar daca stilul nu e pe gustul tuturor. Masinile sunt putine, e clar ca fotograful nu prea a vrut sa le prinda in peisaj, oricum nici nu prea erau multe pe sosele. Avem arhicunoscutele Pobeda si Moskvich, Skode (inclusiv Octavia, 1101/2, 1200, 1200 Furgon), Buick 1948, Pontiac 1953, EMW, Willys MB, GAZ-12 ZIM, Mercedes Ponton,  si o bruma de antebelice... Am impresia ca arhiva Uniunei Arhitectilor e extrem de bogata, si sper sa ne mai delecteze cu imagini similare dintr-o epoca aproape disparuta.

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.