"Surreal is what is most local, ethnic, class-bound, dated. It is the unposed slice of life. And what renders a photograph surreal is its irrefutable pathos as a message from time past, and the concreteness of its intimations about social class." S.Sontag
Named after Leipzig (Lipsca in 17th century Romanian), the word lipscan (singular of lipscani) meant trader who brought his wares from Western Europe.
During the Communist period, the whole area was scheduled to be demolished, but this never came to fruition. The district became neglected ...
I have rediscovered Lipscani in 2005. They made it since then! Or not! (by Michail)