Roberto Conte Photographs a Series of Moldavian Architecture

By: Joey Haar - Sep 20, 2016
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When the Soviet Union dissipated in 1991, many of the once grand cities in its scope fell into disarray, and Roberto Conte's photography shows the extent of that in his series of photographs from Chisinau, Moldova.

The once opulent capital of the Republic of Moldova has suffered from poverty in the years since the fall of the USSR. However, the distinctly Soviet architectural modes that grace the city continue to stand, giving travelers and photographers the opportunity to both marvel at its grandeur and mourn its decay.

The majority of the buildings in Roberto Conte's series are abandoned, with Chisinau's population having dipped significantly in the past few decades. However, the Milan-based Conte's photos still manage to capture the vibrancy of the architecture within the city.