Bucharest

Bucharest is a bustling city, but you cannot say that it has character. To that end is just too much of a mix of different times, and the Communist era was not a good time for Bucharest: an earthquake in 1977 and a megalomaniac dictator pulverised large parts of the historic centre. Instead Ceauşescu wanted to create a "the first socialist capital for the new socialist man" with his Centru Civic. Ironically, the greatest sight in Bucharest is his most ambitious, the exceedingly large Palace of Parliament.

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Centru Civic

1. Bulevardul Unirii
 

2. National Library
 

3. Mihai Vodă Church
 

4. Piaţa Unirii
 

5. River Dâmboviţa
 

6. Centru Civic Housing
The Palace of Parliament

7. The Entrance
 

8. Some Facts
 

9. Hallway
 

10. Theatre
 

11. Chandelier
 

12. The Sixty Chairs
 

13. Another Hallway
 

14. Floor Plan?
 

15. Wall Chandelier
 

16. Yet a Chandelier
 

17. Staircase
 

18. Carpet
 

19. Ceiling Detail
 

20. The Great Hall
 

21. Door Detail
 

22. View from the Terrace
 

23. Playground
 

24. The Protesters
Lipscani

25. Caru' cu Bere
 

26. Stavropoleos Church
 

27. Stavropoleos Church II
 

28. Lipscani Street
 

29. Contrasts
 

30. Lipscani Houses
 

31. Narrow Alley
 

32. Old Court Church
 

33. Old Court Church II
 

34. Hanul lui Manuc
 

35. Hanul lui Manuc II
 

36. Hanul lui Manuc III
 

37. Russian Church
 

38. Russian Church II
 

39. Scaffolding
The Monumental Centre

40. Cercul Militar National
 

41. Former Communist Party HQ
 

42. Glorie Maritilor Nostri
 

43. University Library
 

44. HQ for Romanian Architects
 

45. Creţulescu Church
 

46. Art Noveau
 

47. What Style?
 

48. Contrasts
Piaţa Universităţii

49. Memorial I
 

50. Memorial II
 

51. Memorial III
 

52. Hospital

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