Peleș Castle – The Neo-Renaissance palace in Sinaia

The King Carol I of Romania commissioned the construction of a royal hunting preserve and summer Advertisements

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Prometheus – The statue of the Greek Titan in Vidraru Dam

The statue is the creation of sculptor Constantin Popovici, represents Prometheus with lightning in his hands, a symbol of the electrical power produced at the underground plant built together with the dam in 1965. Symbolically, Prometheus gives electricity to the people in the valley of the Arges River. Prometheus is said to have been the titan who […]

Moving a 7,600 ton apartment building to create a boulevard in Alba Iulia

In Romania during the Communist Era, grand soviet-style apartment structures were built all over. In 1987 when they were constructing a majestic boulevard in the city of Alba Iulia, they noticed one of the buildings got in the way. The expense of replacing the building was cheaper than demolishing and reconstructing it from scratch. They resolved to […]

Nicolae Ceaușescu – Final speech in Bucharest

The mass meeting of December 21, held in what is now Revolution Square, began like many of Ceaușescu’s speeches over the years. He spoke of the achievements of the “Socialist revolution” and Romania’s “multi-laterally developed Socialist society.” He also blamed the Timișoara riots on “fascist agitators who want to destroy socialism.” About two minutes into the speech, […]