Monday, August 25, 2014

Bucharest, Romania

Guess what the name of this piaţa was changed to in 1948 when Soviet tanks moved in? Stalin Square. In a sign of what was to come four decades later, the statue of Stalin was brought down in 1962 in the wee hours of the morning. Today, its name, Charles de Gaulle Square, reflects the historically close alliance between France and Romania. [2014]

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