giugno 25th, 2010 | Posted by dokk in Romania - (8 Comments)
At the arrival the city doesn`t excites me: chaotic, no information, no tourist office and it is not clear which is the center. One must get used to and see how it is developed to begin orientation.

But when you begin to discover the right ways, embraced by enormous aristocratic palaces and monstrous communist buildings, one next to the other, things change.

Capitalism won…

The visit to Casa Popurului, or People`s House, is not to be missed: today hosting the Romanian Parliament, it is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon and is built entirely with materials and artifacts from Romania, communist-style self-sufficient.

Tons of marble, glass and carpets: to build it and the huge boulevard 40,000 buildings were razed.

It has a volume exceeding 10% that of the Cheops pyramid … Awesome.


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giugno 4th, 2010 | Posted by dokk in Cose sparse | Romania - (11 Comments)

In 1989, in the middle of december, revolution against Nicolae Ceauşescu`s regime began, here in Timisoara. In the course of a week protests in the squares and strikes multiplied throughout the country until arriving in Bucharest. At Christmas, the dictator was captured and, with his wife, tried and summarily executed after five minutes: it was the end of the last communist regime in East Europe. In the memorial museum is possible to see a movie and photos of that period, and in all the city there are monuments to witness those events.

The building most distinctive and famous in Timisoara is the Metropolitan Roman-Orthodox Cathedral, built in the first half of the twentieth century in mixed Byzantine-Gothic style.
Nearby there is Union Square (Piata Unirii) so called because of the presence of the Roman-Catholic Cathedral and the Serbian-Orthodox, one in front of the other.
And around it there are various picturesque Baroque buildings.

This time no photos, cause it rained all the time: go and look on Google.

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