I really think that these old bloc apartments make for some cool pictures. They are everywhere in Balti and I tend to take a lot of photos of them. They are so weathered on the outside, and usually are not older than 20 years. Also since each person living in each apartment actually owns their apartment they tend to invest a lot in them. As you can see many have the outside of their own balcony covered, or their apartment insulated for winter, or others simply decided it would be cool to paint their own, while the others remain untouched. It can make for quite the patchwork on some apartment buildings. Another thing about these apartments is that they are more often than not amazing on the insides. Moldovans are obsessed with having everything be "frumos" (pretty) so they often have the insides of these apartments decked out and remodeled.