Saturday, June 9, 2007
Views from the Palace
To give you additional indication of Communist leader Ceaucescu's mega-maniacal behavior this is the view from the Palace. You can see how an entire neighborhood[s] was destroyed, a boulevard created, and dozens of Stalinesque buildings erected.
In fact, though it has been a long time since I visited here, I was struck that I recognized nothing. Then I was shown area after area where the old buildings are gone and these large, heavy, and completely tasteless apartment buildings have replaced old -- sometimes quite lovely -- neighborhoods.
All because Ceauescu wanted a modern city.
A true megalomaniac.