My collection of random memorable moments.
My photos barely capture the enormity of this palace, the second largest administrative building in the world (behind the US Pentagon). Intended to be the, “heart of the Romanian people,” its construction displaced 40.000 people and more than 20.000 workers spent 13 years building the 350.000m2 palace.
Just about everything in the palace seemed out of proportion, with 20 meter high ceilings and 250kg velvet curtains, 1.000 rooms and more than 3.500 tons of crystal in the chandeliers, and so on. Shall we tour?
With little more than a day to explore the city, I gave priority first to one of its major boulevards, Calea Victoriei, brimming with photo opportunities, and whatever else caught my eye on this crisp but sunny day. Museums would have to wait for another visit.