03 January 2014

Filaret Industrial Area

Selection of pictures from Filaret-Rahova industrial area from Bucharest. Pictures were taken during the photo-tour organized by "Bucurestiul meu drag" Association.

A little bit of history:
      In this area there are grouped today the most old factories from Bucharest. Industrial area started to develop around the Filaret railway station inaugurated in 1869. Having an efficient transportation, in the area started to develop a lot of different industrial activities and worker's neighborhood as well.

     In 1971 by a royal ceremony the Gas Factory is inaugurated that will provide lightning for Bucharest downtown. In 1908, Electrical Factory starts to produce electricity and Bucharest switch from gas lightning to electrical lightning. This factory was a one of the most advanced factories from Europe at that time, using Diesel Carels Freres engines of 675HP.
     Some other important factories - Stamp Factory (1872), Matches factory (1879), Coffee factory (1888), Chocolate factory (1920). 
     All these are part today of the Romanian Industrial Patrimony.

Please enjoy the pictures and comments are welcome!