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23-APR-2005 Donna Hollinger


Bucharest, Romania

Street vendor,selling a Romanian guidebook infront of "The House of People". It is the biggest building in Romania and was the erected at the will of the dictator Ceausescu, during the last years of dictatorship. Ceausescu and his wife were killed during the Romanian "revolution" in 1989. If you want to know more about the revolution, read "A hole in the Flag" by Andrei Kodrescu...I'm reading it now.

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Donna Hollinger27-Nov-2006 17:04
Thanks Chris!
crs 27-Nov-2006 00:09
The House of People is the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon.A surface of 330.000 square meters,height of 84meters,12 floors, 4 subterranean levels including a bunker for Ceausescu(now that`s a depth of 92meters),the rug from one of the Meeting Chambers weights 14tons..etc etc etc