Happy New Year from Bucharest!

January 3, 2009

I spent New Year’s Eve traipsing alone around Bucharest. Here’s a shot along Boulevard Unirii leading up to the infamous Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world and part of Ceaucescu’s megalomaniacal vision of the 1980s that leveled a sixth of Bucharest so it could be remodeled based upon the grandiose avenues of Kim II Sung’s North Korea.

For the uninitiated, a nice little video from the streets of the city: