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Botoşani

Capital of one of Romania's poorest counties (Botoşani judeţ) and once home to the likes of poet Mihai Eminescu and scholar Nicolae Iorga (with composer George Enescu born in the nearby village of Liveni), Botoşani is now well off the beaten tourist path in Romania. Drastically altered by the Ceauşescu regime's policy of systematization, it is now largely an unsightly sprawl of identical, crumbling apartment blocks, but a fragment of the old 18th- and 19th-century core remains, along with many statues of its favorite son.
Bust of Mihai Eminescu
Bust of Mihai Eminescu
Partially obscured old villa off the center
Partially obscured old villa off the center
Piața Revoluției with the Administrative Palace
Piața Revoluției with the Administrative Palace
Botoșani old Primăria (Town Hall)
Botoșani old Primăria (Town Hall)
Mihai Eminescu Theatre
Mihai Eminescu Theatre
Old villa converted into a party headquarters
Old villa converted into a party headquarters
Surviving villa overlooked by housing blocks
Surviving villa overlooked by housing blocks
Biblioteca Județeană (County Library)
Biblioteca Județeană (County Library)
Entering the old town of Botoșani
Entering the old town of Botoșani
Biserica Uspenia
Biserica Uspenia
Statue of Eminescu on the church grounds
Statue of Eminescu on the church grounds
View down Bulevardul Mihai Eminescu
View down Bulevardul Mihai Eminescu
Piața 1 Decembrie 1918
Piața 1 Decembrie 1918
At the heart of Botoșani's old town
At the heart of Botoșani's old town
Monument of the Romanian Soldier
Monument of the Romanian Soldier
Early 19th-century facades on the square
Early 19th-century facades on the square
Hotel Rareș
Hotel Rareș
Restored facades on the boulevard
Restored facades on the boulevard
Bulevardul Mihai Eminescu
Bulevardul Mihai Eminescu
View across the square to the housing blocks
View across the square to the housing blocks
Botoșani State Philharmonic
Botoșani State Philharmonic
County Museum in the former prefecture
County Museum in the former prefecture
Parcul Mihai Eminescu
Parcul Mihai Eminescu
Biserica Roset
Biserica Roset