April 3, 2011

Blossoms in a Bucharest Park

Today I strolled down the historic Victoriei Street in Bucharest in search of fruit trees in bloom. I walked quite a ways from the apartment I am staying in before I arrived at this small park. And there I found my blossom trees.



 Bucharest, 2011

Locals too were basking in the cool spring day, while bumble bees buzzed and the sun cast shadows. I was not the only one with my camera pointing at the pretty pale pink.


It is a little late for the Mărţişor, a traditional Romanian celebration of spring held on March 1 when men gift women small amulets tied to strings of red and white. Still I saw dozens of these marţ tied to flowers throughout the town. This one below with a little butterfly is a fancier - maybe more modern - version. 

 
Here is one final view of this charming park looking towards the back of the old royal palace, today the National Museum of Art.


30 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Such beauty in each photo! Blossoms give such a wonderful sparkle in the air!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, delicate spring colors, beautiful trees and sunshine and shadows!! Perfect! Love all of your photos, Francisca, as always! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Oh what a lovely, beautiful, sunny, pink walk with this sweet tradition!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful blossoming trees. I love the closeups. Have a great weekend!

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beautiful city! It looks like a great "walking" city which I would really enjoy visiting. Lovely images, Francisca.

Scrappy Grams said...

Exquisite close-up of lovely pink blossoms!

EG Wow said...

Oh! How lucky you are to be among blossoms! Thanks for sharing them. My heart is now singing. :))

Kaori said...

What a great find, Francisca! The blossoms are lovely! I really love spring :-D

Hope you're enjoying your weekend there!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful blossoms, beautiful park. Mickie

Jane said...

I love blossom, lovely shots:)

Luna Miranda said...

beautiful and delicate blooms. the love the shot with the bench and the last photo is fabulous.

Today's Flowers

Ai KaiRui Liu said...

lovely pink blooms...i wanna go there in your place...visiting from Scenic Sunday...

mine's here:
http://lovingoutliving.blogspot.com/2011/04/popes-tower.html

joo said...

What a beautiful walk you had Francisca! It's always lovely to see blossom trees:)

Birdman said...

Neat tradition hanging there.

anjoe playhouse said...

Soon I will see the same beautiful sights here on Lolland ;-)

Great shots!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous bloom!

My flower, have a blessed Sunday!

fredamans said...

Lovely place and lovely blossoms!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/04/shadow-shot.html

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Wow, what beautiful photos...and that "museum" - fantastic structure with gorgeous surroundings!

Look like apple blossoms...right?

Thanks for your comments...it took me a minute to get your reference to "Anita," but I meditated and it all came back. Poor Anita whose god told her gay was bad and that she should be god's spokesperson...I think that eventually did her in. I don't know if she's still living...

jennyfreckles said...

So glad you found blossoms too. They're pretty wherever they are - these are especially delicate and it's lovely to see the bee enjoying it.

Cezar and Léia said...

These pictures are wonderful, oh I love Spring time so much!
Amazing colours!
Thanks for your always kind words and please forgive my absence, I was out for some days and in fact, I'm lazy for blogging, I think I need a vacation! LOL
Hugs and a happy week ahead,
Léia

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Would you please drop by and see my shadows? Would love to see you!

Pat Tillett said...

A great time of year to be out with a camera! Very nice photos!
There aren't too many changes here during spring time. Mostly wildflowers...

LauraX said...

love the bee on the blossom!

Hey Harriet said...

Wow you captured so much beauty for this post! Those blossom trees are stunning! I hope you have a lovely week ahead :)

Dina said...

Pretty.
I remember hearing about the Martinitsa custom from the old Bulgarians in Israel.

VP said...

A lovely park, good weather, what is better than this? Ah, yes: blooming trees!

JM said...

It's so nice watching spring reaching everywhere!

Evelyn said...

Pretty. You've some very nice shots there.

Arija said...

So wonderful to see your world springing into such lovely life.

p3chandan said...

Such a romantic and perfect day to walk at the park under the lovely pink blooms! Beautiful place!