On our final day we had some time to kill in Bucharest before we headed back home.

The Palace of the Parliament, or The People's House, formerly House of the Republic. The second largest administrative building in the world. Ordered by Nicolae Ceaușescu, it still sits mostly empty despite housing two chambers of Parliament, three museums, and a conference center.

The historical center is small, mostly devoid of character:

Stavropoleos Monastery:

19th century buildings and streets

A Che Guevara bar, of course:

A bookshop:

Street art:

An arts and crafts side street that sees no foot traffic: