City at night

Challenge #7 in the Simon's Series series. Hosted by Simon Joinson.
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Give us an image that captures the essence of a city at night. Any camera, any lens, any post-processing (within reason - see rules).
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I captured this in Bukarest, Romania, where I was on business travel a few days ago. This is the famous Palace of Parliament, the world's largest civilian administrative building, second only to the Pentagon. Conceived and realized by the former megalomaniac communist ruler Nicolae Ceau┼čescu.
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Submitted: Friday, 30th January, 2009 17:01 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 27th January, 2009
Focal length: 17 mm
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 1100
Notes: Handheld.
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