Ceausescu's enormous 'palace' in Bucharest.
Absolutely enormous inside.
One of the rooms.
I guess socialism didn't allow Pepsi in the old days.
Taken inside the palace.
Just one of the many stairwells.
So much marble.
View from one of the balconies.
The city is a mix of new and 'in need of repair'.
A bit of London.
The old part of the city is full of eating and drinking places.
Some had it better under socialism.
There were not as many Romany beggars as I had expected.
It might look a bit 'Del Boy', but it was good on a hot day.
I would say now, it was non-alcoholic.
Brought a smile to our faces.
Good name for a bar!
Barber's chairs find new use.
In the old town
Something about the shades, the eyes on the drawing and the guy in the t-shirt.
One of many doorway shots.
The Ladies of Bucharest.
On one of the main streets - it's not all like that.
Susi and I were attracted to the graffiti and grime.
Had a quick chat with him. He thought my Fuji X-PRO1 was a Leica. Easy mistake.
The buildings in the city might be a bit grim, but socialism is behind them.
A little like some of the London street art.
Couldn't resist this bus stop.
The back of the bus stop.
George Enescu - musician
A Romanian cultural icon
Susi - on the way to Vlad the Impaler's island.
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Vlad's tomb in Snagov Monastery
Vlad, or some parts of him, is supposed to be under the slab on the floor.
Supposed to be the inspiration for Dracula.
In the monastery
Detail on the wall in the monastery
One of the ladies doing the cleaning up around Vlad's church.
Outside the church
Eggs have a special meaning, as in Russia.
Much of the infrasructure looks a little 'jaded'.