Bucharest

3.4.19

I Stayed in the Freezing Romanian Countryside to See How Millions Live Without Indoor Toilets

Around 60 percent of rural Romania doesn't have a public sewage system.

11.6.17

Putin's Hypebeasts: Scenes from A Christian Orthodox Gathering

When the Patriarch of Moscow Kirill visited Romania, worshippers waited for hours to kiss the relics he brought along.

6.22.17

People in Bucharest are Dodging Trains to Cross a Park

Several people have died walking across a railway bridge that the government won't fix.

5.22.17

Photos of Romania's Beautifully Practical Balconies

In city that's running out of space, the people of Bucharest are making the most of what their communist housing blocks have to offer.

5.1.17

Can a Movement to End Corruption Fix Romania's Troubled Democracy?

The country's recent anti-corruption protests have been the largest and most widespread demonstrations since the fall of Communism.

4.3.17

Dead Cats and Bare Bums at Bucharest's Main Water Supply

How many nearby animal carcasses is too many, exactly?

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3.29.17

What It's Like to Grow Up in a Nature Reserve

Just outside of Bucharest, a failed communist project turned into sprawling wetlands. It's now home to all sorts of flora and fauna – and a few Roma families with young children.

1.31.17

I Played Illegal Pool with Mobsters in Communist Romania

The biggest stars had nicknames like "the Butcher" and "The Barber", while my manager wore grenades on his belt.

11.7.16

Talking to Survivors of Last Year's Devastating Club Fire in Bucharest

Last year, a fire in nightclub Colectiv killed 64 people and injured 147. According to the people we spoke to, the high death toll is all down to corruption in Romania.

9.29.16

6 Video Artists Pulled Off the Biggest Projection Mapping Show in History

A casual 104 projectors were used in the making of iMapp Bucharest 2016.

9.23.16

Photos of Romanians Protesting Local Government Corruption

Over 2,000 people gathered in front of the Romanian Parliament on Thursday night, in what looks like the beginning of a new series of protests in the Eastern European country.

8.28.16

Photos of Romania in the 90s, When Sheep Roamed Bucharest's Motorways

Photographer Vali Pană captured the city right after the fall of communism.

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