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... proud.” I drew one of his paintings for my Museum Studies class while Sorina watched, complimenting my non-existent drawing skills all the way.
After we finished at the museum, we headed home, as I had a Skype interview that evening for a summer job back in the States. (Because I was seven hours ahead, it was morning for the interviewer and evening for me. So strange!) On our way out of the metro, Sorina suddenly got excited and stopped me, blocking my view ...
... to house the Communist State Administration (fine visual example of a bloated state) It has 12 levels above ground and as many below and 1000’s of rooms. The Top Gear team once organised a race between high performance cars in the underground car park, such is its size. Nowadays it is used by the Romanian Parliament & the Contemporary Art Museum. There are also grand staircases, marble halls and
lots of empty rooms. ...
... the aisle from me. Once in a while, they peered into a plastic bag, that one of them had, and smiled. I thought to myself, they must have beer or booze in there. But boy, did I peg them wrong. Turns out they had rescued two puppies from a hole and were taking them home. I asked if I could hold one. That poor pup was so overheated and scared its head had a nervous tic. In time, with fresh air and some water I gave them, he calmed and soon the ...
... that after 9/11 they could say it was the biggest in the world; (for a few months at least...) We were also introduced to a new and much hated statue in Bucharest that showed a wolf with a snake head being held by a naked man. The locals had decided to make fun of it, so they photo-shopped odd heads onto the statue, placed celebrities next to it and shared it online - needless to say it went viral. Then, the huge statue to celebrate the end of Communism in Revolution Square ...
... Police and security guards give the impression that the organisations they represent are affiliated to the Gestapo!
Garden Gnomes are a feature of most peoples gardens and are sold everywhere!!
In the country, horse and cart seem to be the most popular form of transport. They even have registration plates on the carts!!!
So a mixed bag really. Time to move on, Bulgaria next!!