At the end of the conference, the organisers arranged a trip to The Palace of Parliament, a multi-purpose building containing both chambers of the Romanian Parliament. The Palace is the world's largest civilian building with an administrative function, most expensive administrative building and heaviest building.
We took a bus to get to the building.
It is massive!
Made out of marble, the building holds the world record for the heaviest building in the world.
Very impressive facade. Some technical details of the building:
- 270 m by 240 m, 86 m hight
- 92 m underground
- 1,100 rooms
- 12 stories tall with four additional underground levels currently available and in use (another four in different stages of completion)
- Floor area 340,000 m2 (3,700,000 sq ft)
We are currently mingling outside the building waiting for a guide to come to us.
In Bucharest, the weather was just beautiful, clear skies without any clouds.
BPAM bag in Bucharest.
The tour starts. I though this first room was a hall but I was corrected by the guide, it is only a passageway...wow.
Green carpet and a green dial watch.
The guide. Behind her are busts of famous people from Romania and a tapestry that depicts the history of ancient Romania.
To be continued.