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Favorite thing: The main highlight in Bucharest is the Parliament Building some years before the Cauceascu's Dictator Palace....its quite impressive but i imagined huger
We took the train a little bit cahotic as well after we purchased our ticket and we got in .. we were so confused cos we didnt know which was the station we had to get down.... luclily a kind woman talked to us in english and explained that ..it was Unirii Square or Piatta ....that is a huge huge square ...quite ugly and so so crowded by locals... we managed to resolve which was the way and after 400 meters walking by a wide boulevard we saw at the end the gorgeous building in front of us as you could see in this pic
Kitchy Parlament House...
Favorite thing: One of the most famous building in Bucharest is the Parliament so called 'Casa Poporului' - the biggest building in Europe and the second in the world (after the Pentagon) , a testimony of the communism regime.. Up to me kitsch and veritable proof of mental sickness...
In the dark looks better, so I'm just enclosing it:)))))))
Not so ugly at a closer look...
Favorite thing: Ceaucescu's giant palace, now the Parliament House, may be evoking different reactions, but it sure is more pleasing to the eye when you look at some architectural details.
I was stunned to see the narrow arches and columns as a frequently repeated pattern in various types of secular buildings: the Parliament House, the National Theatre, the airport and many other. I guess I will always associate the narrow arches with Bucharest!
the monster:people's palace
Favorite thing: built on an artificial hill,on the very site of an old part of the city,today destroyed of course,called uranus.
45000 sq.meters floors
innumerable rooms and lounges,some of them under 20m high ceilings.
marble and gold
basement:fall-out shelters and a imposant underground network...
Fondest memory: impossible you don't see it!really a general tip
even if its beauty is doubful....
Get a perspective
Favorite thing: Start walking from the Pl. Unirii towards the people's palace and you will soon get a perspective on how big the place is.
a splited city,and the monster
Favorite thing: a city without urbanistic plan,and at the bottom,the monster (people's palace)
Fondest memory: wherever you have a look,you see the monster!
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