My name is Ileana and I am an amateur photographer based in Bucharest.

For those of you who do not know anything about Romania’s capital, I would describe the city as a parade of contrasts: beautiful and ugly, calming and stressful, grey and colourful, polite and ill-mannered, happy and sad, sunny and cloudy. It is grumpy, charming, full of humour, simple yet complex, an ongoing balancing act between the best and worst version of itself. A comedy or a drama? I think it’s both all at once.

This blog is here to show the Bucharest I see – my Bucharest – and hopefully help those of you who want to discover the singularity I love so much for yourself.
Consider this a crash course into Bucharest’s – sometimes – hidden beauty.