I have to start this series. I have no choice. Romania is making me. So, here is a thing about the average Romanian. If they are not allowed to do something, they will find a way. Illegal or dangerous, it doesn’t matter. They will have it their way.
For example, check out this picture. What do you see?
Let me describe it for you. This is an apartment building. An old, gray, communist and with very tiny, little rooms. My parents own an apartment in a similar building. In fact, this picture is taken in my neighborhood.
So, someone bought two apartments: one on the ground floor and the other one on the first floor. Then, using the two apartments, he built a Mediterranean villa, as seen in the picture. Moreover, this person put a fence around the land in front of his new villa and built a fountain too. Everything was built illegally, of course, on public property. But public property means it is his property too, right? (sample of Romanian thinking.)
Yesterday, the whole construction was taken down. He cried mostly over the fountain, because it was adorned with sea shells that he picked up himself. So sad…
And this is how my neighborhood made it to the national news. Classy, right? Wanna visit? 🙂
(Credits for the title to Becca. She writes very funny WTF Friday episodes. You should totally check them out!)