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Spacious interior of the Palace of the Parliament - Bucharest, Romania  
   

Spacious interior of the Palace of the Parliament - Bucharest, Romania

Emerging from the Communist Shadow

June 20th 2014
The perception of Romania held by many was reflected in the weather on my first day in Bucharest – a city that is celebrating its 555thyear since it was first mentioned in texts. Though summer, an unseasonal deluge had descended upon the capital – the sky dark and leaden, the rain torrential. A gloom hung over the eclectic architectural styles whose facades varied from the bland to ... read more
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Romanian Flag The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they united in 1859 and a few years later adopted the new name of Romania. The country gained recognitio... ... read more
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