After the city was liberated the architecture turned into new direction. There were artists invited from Paris to build the city in a new European way. Bucharest became more like Paris with long narrow streets. Romanian and French styles got mixed after the World War I. Romanian artists came back from other countries where they lived and brought the new ideas. The architecture of the city became unique, and Bucharest's beautiful houses for the rich were now famous all over Europe.
Everything has changed after the communists came to power after the World War II. Now you can see a lot of Stalinist-buildings in Bucharest, mostly they are huge condominium houses, which used to be so popular in Socialistic countries. Nicolae Ceausescu, the former Romanian president wanted to make a copy of Champs Elysee in 1965. Achieving his goal, he ordered to destroy the old buildings and tens of temples. He never succeeded in his attempts of building the Champs Elysee. Today's Bucharest is a mix of cultures and arts, though there's an odd harmony among the old classic and modern buildings, Stalin's sky-scrapers and romantic architecture of the XIX century.
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