Danube River route map from Bucharest to Budapest, with a follow on tour in Prague.
Streets of the old town in Bucharest, Romania
Typical (beautiful!) building in Bucharest
Restaurant in old town Bucharest
The first commercial bank in Bucharest
Reflections of style
Ceausescu's government HQ, where he was jeered at what became his last speech. He was taken away by helicopter, but tried days later and executed on Dec 25, 1989 with his wife Elena
Egmond Puscasu, youngest member of the Dec 21 Association 1989, shows cartridge cases from the Securitate's attempted suppression of the revolt against Ceausescu's communist government.
Hope penetrating black cloud
Ceausescu's grand dream, which he never occupied. This is the second largest office building in the world (after the Pentagon) and its construction helped drain the country's economy
One of Causescu's failed communikst dreams: the never-completed communications buildings in Bucharest
Tall ship, in the Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania
Old communist housing, Constanta, Romania
The casino, under restoration
Roman mosaic floor
Museum in Constanta
Navigating the first lock on the Danube-Black Sea Canal in Constanta. The communists built the canal with political prisoner labor
Communist memorial to the workers of the Danube River canal
Sailing north on the Danube-Black Sea canal
Tour guides, dressed in communist youth caps & scarves, relate their families' personal experiences under communism.