Thursday, March 18, 2010
Cartierul Cotroceni, Bucuresti
One of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city, for the architecture of the houses, is Cartierul Cotroceni. There are a number of great architectural styles to be seen there, including Art Deco, Picturesque, Classical Revival, contemporary Modern, Rustic, Romanian (a version of Brancovean), international style modernist, and communist. The styles are all adjacent to each other on the many small streets. One of the interesting streets in this small architectural gem is Strada Lister, which connects Piata Operei (with the Opera, Parcul Eroilor, the statue at Operei, and one of the main bridges over the river) with an intimate little neighborhood park built onto the side of a hill - a great place to sit and have a cup of coffee and enjoy the trees. Along Strada Lister, large oak trees arch over the street.