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#324778 - 10/04/10 11:47 PM Romania 2010
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View from the apartment I rented at night.


A few hours later after the sun rose.


The last of Ceausescu's legacy. The building is being completed to become a national library.


A very long foot/bike path. I wanted to shoot the one on the other side of the road as it looked nicer, but didn't get a chance.


Typical Stalin inspired apartments.


My apartment was on the back side of the building on the left, but it was the typical concrete instead of the modern glass and steel.


Another view of the library construction.


Romania has discovered capitalism, and advertising.


There are also too many people, and too many cars to fit on the streets of Bucharest.



Ads on every surface, they are even building surfaces just to fit more ads.
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#324780 - 10/04/10 11:50 PM Re: Romania 2010 [Re: ClubNeon]
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Lots of concrete buildings, all huge in scale.


Modern buildings with electronic ads, old building with fixed ads.


The taxi cabs have ads on them.


You can probably guess what I'd have to say about this photo...
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#324781 - 10/05/10 12:02 AM Re: Romania 2010 [Re: ClubNeon]
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Thanks for the photo tour. I’ve traveled a lot but never to any Eastern European countries.
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#324785 - 10/05/10 12:41 AM Re: Romania 2010 [Re: ClubNeon]
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Nice shots, Chris. I know nothing about Romania.

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#324803 - 10/05/10 07:54 AM Re: Romania 2010 [Re: CV]
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Thanks for sharing. I hope that you are having a good time.

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#324806 - 10/05/10 08:23 AM Re: Romania 2010 [Re: CV]
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Originally Posted By: CV
I know nothing about Romania.

Evidently, they're all about the ads!

Nice shots, Chris! Looks like an interesting place to visit!
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#324810 - 10/05/10 09:18 AM Re: Romania 2010 [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Nice shots contrasting the "old" and "new" Romania. I worked with a Romanian fellow for over 10 yrs, he brought his family to Ontario in around 1990 and this is much different than the country he described to me....
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#324814 - 10/05/10 09:34 AM Re: Romania 2010 [Re: Adrian]
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I think the reason I'm so taken with the ads, is it is a different country than I saw five years ago. Thought I mentioned it to the people living there, and it must have sneaked up on them slowly because they didn't even notice. Of course I'm more sensitive to advertisements too.

On the other hand, the residents do notice the increased traffic.
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#324815 - 10/05/10 09:49 AM Re: Romania 2010 [Re: ClubNeon]
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Centered at this location was my apartment.

Also, here's the intersection around were I took most of the photos. You can see the bike trail, and water in the bottom right.
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#324833 - 10/05/10 01:18 PM Re: Romania 2010 [Re: ClubNeon]
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Cool pictures Chris, the air conditioning units on the 'Stalin inspired apartments' picture (5th from top) is interesting. My neighbor just got back from a couple of weeks stay in Albania.

I'm sorry if I missed it mentioned elsewhere but are these pictures of Bucharest?
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