Revolution Square in Bucharest looked surprisingly quite. There was hardly anyone here except our small tour group. It was some time before a tour bus pulled into the empty parking lot that tastelessly covered most of this exceptionally prized space. Here was the Atheneum, the musical heart of Romania, where George Enescu had debuted his Romanian Rhapsody and where the national Philharmonic Orchestra that bore his name played.

Photo essay: Post-communist Romania