the second post about romania

(for anyone who didn’t see the first post about romania, read the previous post.) this is a very long sidewalk – easily half a kilometer of unbroken pavement. what is it? it is the façade of the palace of the parliament, romanian dictator nicolae ceaușescu’s “gift” to the people. (ironically, or perhaps not ironically at all, he was overthrown and executed before the building was completed.) some facts: the palace of the parliament is the heaviest building in the world, the second-largest government administrative building in the world, and the third largest building in the world overall, with a height of 84 meters,…