March 15, 2011

[MyWorld] First Warm Day in Old Town Bucharest

My first week in Romania was bone chilling. But on Sunday the sun shone warmly and the temperature rose by at least a dozen degrees. All of Bucharest came out to enjoy this first spring day.

These photos were taken in Lipscani, the renovated historical center of the city that only a few years ago was a district to avoid. Today it's a very happening  place with cafes, bars and night clubs.




Bucharest, 2011

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23 comments:

Dina said...

Glad you are thawing out.
Glad they made that quarter a place of good life.

aka Penelope said...

Lucky you to be seeing spring-like weather in such a charming place. Also, nice and wise to restore these precious historical buildings so that people can freely wander and enjoy the scene. The streets and atmosphere look friendly. Thanks for sharing this part of your journey.

Joyful said...

some of these photos remind me of my trip to prague. i'd love to go to budapeset also. lucky you.

eileeninmd said...

It is amazing to see how many people come out and enjoy the first warm day. Great photos and thanks for sharing, it looks like a beautiful city.

Scrappy Grams said...

The only way I'll ever travel to such places is through blogs like yours. The Bucharest shown here looks quite charming. I'm glad the atmosphere there has changed.

Photo Cache said...

went outside they did. look at all those people. it is a happening place.

when i go to new place i often seek out it's old town district.

Genie said...

It is so wonderful when cities decide to clean up their city centers and make them the hustling. bustling wonderful place to be that they once were....just in a more modern way. I love seeing all the cafe tables ousted and the people milling about having a grand old time. Your pictures make me feel like I am there. Beautiful, colorful captures.

Sylvia K said...

It is wonderful to see so many people coming out to enjoy the beautiful weather! And so glad you got to enjoy it as well! Your photos are terrific and definitely the next best thing to being there! Have a great week, Francisca!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful to see the old buildings restored and welcoming, Francisca. Yes, we'll be on the same continent soon, and hopefully enjoying nice weather at the same time as well.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Indrani said...

Everyone seems to be enjoying the warmth. Nice to have a glimpse of these streets.

Lara @ Uproad said...

great to see a piece of good ol' Bucharest! greetings from Austria!

Jenn said...

What a charming place and is indeed a place with a lot of happening. Looks like a lot of nice quaint cafes. Would love to travel to that part of the world some time. Have a nice week.

ladyfi said...

Hurray for some warmth. And how lovely and picturesque.

Luna Miranda said...

people are loving the sunshine. looks like a great day to be out, indeed. i hope i could visit some European countries one of the days.

Walk in New York said...

belle serie de photos du centre ville

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jabblog said...

The crowds certainly came out to enjoy the sun. I'm glad it's getting warmer:-)

Carolyn Ford said...

How wonderful that new life has come to this district...I'd be there in a heart-beat! I hope you can enjoy more of those "warmer" days!

tapirgal said...

Yep. It does seem to be happening there. Looks like a nice place to hang out.

Andrea said...

wow, a lot of people coming out for warmth, like a swarm! Thanks for showing us that City, at least i was able to see it because i might not be able to do that in this lifetime. Post for us more!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Much easier to enjoy your exploratory walks now that Spring is here I should imagine. It looks like a wonderful city for exploratin and ambling.

JM said...

Bucharest must be wonderful and I know so little about it...

Luxury Hotels Bucharest said...

Bucharest is one of the must see destinations in the world. It is called the "Little Paris of the East" and this nickname is not ironic. It is a very beautiful city and anyone who has not been there yet should consider visiting it! :)