How Many Communists Does It Take To Change a Bulb?
This chandelier in the performance hall is so monstrous that bulbs can only be changed from the top - workers have to lower themselves from above to get at them. Funny thing about this performance hall - while it can still be used for things like speeches, you can't really perform anything here, since there is no backstage!
BL #37: Tour a Communist-Era Monstrosity August 8th 2014 Geo: 47.0167, 28.8497Nicolae Ceausescu was both a madman and a megalomaniac - perhaps his most infamous project was construction of the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, the World's second-largest building trailing only the Pentagon. Construction started in 1984 and supposedly finished in 1997, though parts of the building remain unfinished, and the price tag for this monstrosity is somewhe ... read more
Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau Formerly part of Romania, Moldova was incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. Although independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Dniester River supporting the Slavic ... ... read more