When I prepared myself for the trip to Romania, I often stumbled upon the word “contrasts” connected to Bucharest. Extreme wealth next to bitter poverty, prospering businesses next to destroyed buildings.
All that came back to my mind the moment I set foot in Bucharest. How often can you drink a (surprisingly expensive) beer in front of a ruin? This photo is taken right in the Old Town of Bucharest and I think you get a feeling for what I mean with “contrasts”. Just a few streets further they build a new 5-star Hotel.
I’m really curious how Bucharest will develop as the city felt to me like there is really something about to happen. I guess 5 years from now you won’t see much of those contrasts anymore, but who knows?
Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 10mm
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Exposure time (middle): 1/60s
Size: 10.6 MPx
Date: Taken in April 2013
Location: Old Town of Bucharest, Romania
Software: Lightroom 5.2, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro