Ceaușima - The Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest - Landscapes & Cityscapes - Arian Shkaki Photography

Arian Shkaki

Ceaușima – a vernacular word construction in Romanian sarcastically comparing the policies of former Communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu to the nuclear attack on Hiroshima. The term was coined in the 1980s to describe the huge urban areas of Bucharest that Ceaușescu ordered torn down during the final few years of his tenure. Significant portions of the historic centre of Bucharest were demolished to accommodate standardised apartment blocks and government buildings, including the grandiose Centrul Civic and the House of the Republic palace.
Ceaușima - The Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest - Landscapes & Cityscapes - Arian Shkaki Photography
Ceaușima – a vernacular word construction in Romanian sarcastically comparing the policies of former Communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu to the nuclear attack on Hiroshima. The term was coined in the 1980s to describe the huge urban areas of Bucharest that Ceaușescu ordered torn down during the final few years of his tenure. Significant portions of the historic centre of Bucharest were demolished to accommodate standardised apartment blocks and government buildings, including the grandiose Centrul Civic and the House of the Republic palace.