BUCHAREST, ROMANIA: THE PAST…HAPPENING OVER AND OVER AGAIN

“There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now.” ― Eugene O’Neill, A Moon for the Misbegotten

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BUCHAREST, ROMANIA: ALOOF AND COLD

“Time goes by, time comes along,
All is old and all is new;
What is right and what is wrong,
You must think and ask of you;
Have no hope and have no fear,
Waves that rise can never hold;
If they urge or if they cheer,
You remain aloof and cold.”                                                                                                         – Mihai Eminescu

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BUCHAREST, ROMANIA: VLAD THE IMPALER (VLAD TEPES)

Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler (Romanian: Vlad Țepeș, [ˈvlad ˈt͡sepeʃ]) or Vlad Dracula, was the Prince of Wallachia three different times. The bust below, located in the Old Town in Central Bucharest, represents his 2nd reign.

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7aug17 Bucharest, Romania

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA 🇷🇴: THE HUNTER

“Ah, sir, you dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter.”                        ― Bram Stoker, Dracula



7aug17 Bucharest, Romania 🇷🇴 

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA 🇷🇴: PALACE OF THE PARLIAMENT

After the 1989 revolution, it became known as the “People’s House.” Nicolae Ceaușescu, their communist leader, had it built. There was, and still is, lots of controversy surrounding it because he ordered the leveling of monasteries, factories, and neighborhoods in order to see his grand dream fulfilled. Many average Romanians suffered, and thousands worked on the construction, including soldiers under forced labor. They say about 3,000 people died while working on it. It is also said that he modeled the project after Pyongyang, North Korea. Easy to see: dictators full of greed while the citizens are impoverished…in due time, PEOPLE WILL REVOLT. Hence, Ceaușescu and his wife were finally stopped in 1989, given a televised mock trial, and SHOT DEAD on live Romanian tv. 


6aug17 Bucharest, Romania 🇷🇴 

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA: KNOWLEDGE IS STRONGER THAN MEMORY

“Remember, my friend, that knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker.” ― Bram Stoker, Dracula

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