since 1862, romania's capital is bucharest, the by far largest
city in romania. it is full of imposing buildings - its
eclectic architecture includes traditional, classical and
neo-classical, 'communist' and modern styles, even some
art deco. the palace of the parliament is europe's largest
building, a somewhat absurd outcome of the communist era.
because of the countless cafes and restaurants and pubs,
for a while bucharest was nicknamed "little paris". in
only one segment is presented: beside the famous national theatre, named "caragiale" (currently in renovation) is a little park full of amazing modern sculptures which were created by ioan bolborea in 2010 and are devoted to romania's favourite playwright, ion luca caragiale, and his main characters. some of these very dynamic figures are shown below.