Of all the capital cities I have visited in Europe, Bucharest stands out as the one with the most macabre feel to it. A lot of the buildings share a certain communist, or ‘Soviet’, style, and also throughout the city there is something of a gothic feel to a number of buildings. Not to mention some are downright creepy. On top of that there is the, according to the tour I took, the largest building in the world the Palace of the People, planned and begun in the Ceausescu era, and probably still not complete today. Then there is an attempt to replicate the Arc de Triumph. And like Yaounde, an open air museum full of traditional buildings. It was 2004 when I visited the Romanian capital, and I still remember it as one of Europe’s eeriest capitals. The only one which might beat it would be Bosnia’s Sarajevo. Enjoy!
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