National Geographic : 2012 Sep
lacked, from fast cars to the heaps of toys and stuffed animals that keep teenager Madalina Ion company (bottom left). Many grand spaces are used only on holidays and for weddings and funerals. To prepare for Easter, Simona Iancu shines an entrance hall. Doru and Valeria Constantin (below) seldom entertain in their glittery, marble-floored dining room.