With much ballyhoo, the Mayor of Bucharest unveiled a statue of Emperor Trajan, the forefather of the Romanian people when he fused the Roman empire with the ancient tribes of Dacia.
But the public response was anything but flattering:
"I have never seen anything so grotesque, a wolf with a pitbull's head, a lizard's tail and a tumour on its neck, carried by a guy who is visibly embarrassed by his nudity," said one woman passer-by. [...]
Satirical website Times New Roman (in Romanian) commented that "Bucharest's mayor has just inaugurated the first monument dedicated to Romania's stray dogs".
Other commentators have wondered why "the dog is levitating", and why the animal wears a scarf "while the emperor isn't even wearing any underwear".