Tales of the past: unique photos from Constanta Park 1991

[citeste acest articol in Limba Romana AICI]

In my previous article about the Lost train line in the Park , I made a call out to all my readers asking for old scanned photos of the park and of the miniature train.  A few days ago Mr. Ray Wilkinson from Halifax contacted me. He was in vacation in Constanta, Romania in 1991, a short period just after the anti communist revolution and luckily he made coloured photos that he was kind enough to share. As a tourist he described his experience as beeing “real” , enjoyed the train ride and mentioned that in the post-revolutionary Constanta of 1991 there was still chaos and disarray (which sadly still is today after 28 years), but everyone was being friendly and tried to show them a good time.

I am sure that the young people of today that fill up the “City Park Mall” which is built on the spot where the first pic is taken, have no idea how the place looked like before.  Unfortunately the people of Constanta just don’t care that this park is gone, a clear evidence of this is the very small number of people that came to protest against the building of the shopping mall when they started the construction site.  At least we still got the photos and our memories, for the others all I can say is: Enjoy your shopping in the recently extended shopping mall!

Constanta Park

Constanta Tabacarie Park

Constanta Parc Tabacarie

Constanta Lac Tabacarie

Constanta Parc Tabacarie

Constanta Parc Tabacarie

Constanta Park Train line

Constanta Park Train line

Constanta Park Train line

Constanta Park Train line

Constanta Trenulet Parc Tabacarie 1991

Constanta Park Train line

Constanta Trenulet Parc Tabacarie 1991

Constanta Trenulet Parc Tabacarie 1991

 

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