Orthodoxy and Revolution

Romania  –  2022

30 years after having been the center of the Romanian revolution against dictatorship, Bucharest still lives with scarves of the past. 
The folie des grandeurs of Ceaușescu and his fascination for Paris led to a complete rebuilt of the city, resulting today in a clever combination
of socialist and Western architectures, where grands ensembles stand in Hausman-inspired boulevards, rubbing shoulders with orthodox institutions.
Yet, despite the indelebile imprint on the city soul, spaces of poetry can emerge. At night its skyline could be confused with that of a Western capital.

© 2024 Tom Thiercelin
© 2024 Tom Thiercelin