Bucharest, Romania’s capital city, now an emerging city with more than 2 millions people inhabitants, is often seen in the international news in connection with several things that made “history” in the last decades. One of them is of course the legacy of Ceausescu, other is the poverty that brought beggars into the streets, and, of course, the stray dogs.
But for sure there is another side of the city not explored too much in the mainstream media. ARTE programme Metropolis has done it recently, helped by a Romanian actress, Ada Condeescu, the painter Nicolae Comanescu, the architect Cristian Corvin and in the end of the story the atmosphere was more intense, helped by a traditional Gypsy band well known in Germany, Mahala Rai Banda. Here is a shorter version of the ARTE TV story: