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Interesting places in Bucharest:
Bucharest Central Area - City Centre   The demolished Bucharest
Bucharest - Historical Center   Victory Street
Herastrau Park   Fostul Cartier Antim
Apărătorii Patriei Neighbourhood   Dambovita River
Herastrau Lake   Cotroceni Neighborhood
Magheru & Balcescu Boulevards   Tineretului Park
Calea Plevnei   Titan Neighbourhood
Village Museum   Strada Lipscani
Constituţiei Square   Grivita Neighbourhood
Vitan Neighborhood   Militari Neighbourhood
Baneasa Neighbourhood   21 December 1989 Square
Unirii (Union) Boulevard   Curtea Palatului Parlamentului
Bulevard in proiect (anii 60)  

Bucharest (Romanian: Bucuresti /bu.ku|reSt;/ helpinfo) is the capital city and industrial and commercial centre of Romania. It is located in the southeast of the country, at 4425'N 2606'E, and lies on the banks of the Dmbovita River.

Museums

  • Village Museum –an original open air museum created in 1934, it currently has around 300 traditional buildings (including churches, workshops, mills etc.) plus furniture, pottery, clothing gathered from villages in every region of the country in an effort to showcase the traditional way of life of the Romanians. Occasionally hosts folkloric and traditional crafts festivals.
Museum of the Romanian Peasant
  • Museum of the Romanian Peasant –also dedicated to the traditional way of life, it focuses mainly on traditional interior decoration, tools, clothing and artifacts. Again, it sometimes hosts folkloric and traditional crafts festivals. In 1996, it won the European Museum of the Year Award.
  • Art Museum -located in the building of the former Royal Palace, has collections of ancient, modern and contemporary Romanian art as well as exhibitions of rare European art dating as early as the 14th century.
  • National Museum of Contemporary Art Recently opened inside a converted wing of the Palace of the Parliament, in what had been the private apartments of Ceaucescu, the museum features fresh exhibitions from Romania's burgeoning art scene.
  • “Curtea Veche” (Old Court) Museum –the ruins of the crown palace of the Wallachian princes, some parts dating as early as the 16th century. It’s around an earlier fortification located in this same place that Bucharest began to develop.
  • Cotroceni Palace Museum –has collections of objects that belonged to the former Romanian royal family. Today it is also the residence of the Romanian presidents.
  • National History Museum -located in a neoclassical late 19th century building, has exhibits documenting the evolution of society on Romania’s territory from the Paleolithic until today, a replica of Trajan’s Column in and a very interesting numismatics collection.
  • Bucharest History Museum –situated in the Sutu Palace, built in 1834, has collections related to the development of Bucharest from a small 14th century fortress into Romania’s capital.
  • Military History Museum –has collections of weapons dating since the prehistoric times and permanent exhibitions dedicated to important military events, including the Romanian revolution of 1989, as well as an outdoor exhibit of relatively modern weaponry, including cannons, tanks, helicopters etc.
  • Jewish Community History Museum –documenting the life of this community in the region since ancient times and through the Holocaust.
  • “Grigore Antipa” Natural History Museum –has over 300.000 exhibits illustrating the transformations of Earth and the evolution of species.
  • Geology Museum –has a large collection of minerals, rocks and fossils.
  • “Dimitrie Leonida” Technology Museum –is set to be relocated in a wing of the
  • Aviation Museum –open-air display of various types of aircraft.
  • Railways Museum–rarely opened.
  • Firefighters Museum –likewise.

There are also a number of smaller museums, housing private collections, notably the “D. Minovici" Western European Arts Museum located in a beautiful eclectic villa and numerous memorial houses dedicated to various literary, scientifical and political personalities.

Landmarks

  • Old Center - Fortunately a part of the city's historical heart escaped Ceauşescu's demolition frenzy. The area (stretching approximatively between the Dâmboviţa river to the south, Calea Victoriei to the west, Calea Moşilor to the east and Regina Elisabeta boulevard to the north) today contains an assortment of middle 19th century buildings, ruins of the Wallachian princes' medieval court, churches, narrow cobblestoned streets which keep the names of the ancient guilds that resided on them, bank headquarters, a few hotels, clubs, restaurants and shops. So far too little has been done for the preservation and reconditioning of many historical buildings and streets there, but the area is now in a rehabilitation project set to be finished after 2012.
Light show on the Palace of Parliament
  • Parliament Palace - In the center of Bucharest, near Piaţa Unirii (Union Plazza), the tourist can see the world's second largest building (after the US Pentagon), formerly named "Casa Poporului (People's House)". The building, which was built in 1984 by Ceauşescu, spans 12 stories, 3100 rooms and covers over 330,000 sq m. Ceauşescu bulldozed 1/6 of Bucharest to accommodate the massive building and its surroundings. There are 45 minute tours every half hour which lead through the building's vast collection of marble rooms and culminates in an impressive view from the Nicolae balcony.
  • Revolution Square (Piaţa Revoluţiei) - Site of part of the Romanian Revolution of 1989. Centrally located, it is not a long walk from the other squares, Gara de Nord, or the Parliament Palace. There is a tall monument in the center of the square in memory of those who died during the revolution.

Churches and monasteries

  • Curtea Veche (Old Court) Church –built around 1559, used to be the coronation church of the Wallachian princes.
  • Patriarhiei Church (1658) and Mitropoliei Palace (1708) –the residence of the Orthodox Patriarch, sort of a small Romanian Vatican.
The Stavropoleos Church
  • Stavropoleos Church –built in the early 18th century, has some stunning decorative sculpture.
  • Colţea Church – (1702) it’s the first church in Bucharest built in the Brancovenesc style.
  • Sfântu Gheorghe Nou (New St. George) Church –dating from the 18th century, houses the tombs of the princes Constantin Brâncoveanu and Ion Mavrocordat.
  • Kretzulescu Church –another interesting example of the Brancovenesc style (1722).
  • Plumbuita Monastery –built in the last half of the 16th century, it once housed the first printing house in the region (1582); today has a religious objects museum and a large park.


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The main concert hall in the Ateneul Român

The main concert hall in the Ateneul Român
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from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_Athenaeum : The Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian: Ateneul Roman) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the George Enescu Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival. The building was designed by the French architect Albert Galleron, built on a property that had belonged to the Văcărescu family and inaugurated in 1888, although work continued until 1897. A portion of the construction funds was raised by public subscription in a 28-year long effort, of which the slogan is still remembered today: Donate one leu for the Ateneu! On December 29, 1919, the Atheneum was the site of the conference of leading Romanians who voted to ratify the unification of Bessarabia, Transylvania, and Bukovina with the Romanian Old Kingdom to constitute Greater Romania. Extensive reconstruction and restoration work has been conducted in 1992 by a Romanian construction company and restoration painter Silviu Petrescu, saving the building from collapse. Explore : #37 (& Frontpage) , 59 , 76 For more information about the organ, see: 77.164.15.22/scripts/wwwopac.exe?database=orgbase2&%2...

George Enescu Museum (Cantacuzino Palace), Calea Victoriei, Bucureşti, Romania

George Enescu Museum (Cantacuzino Palace), Calea Victoriei, Bucureşti, Romania
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Clădirea în care se află azi Muzeul Naţional George Enescu a fost construită după planurile arhitectului I.D. Berindei în stilul baroc francez al epocii Ludovic al XVI-lea, pentru Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, fost preşedinte al Consiliului de Miniştri, poreclit Nababul pentru fabuloasa sa avere. După moartea Nababului, clădirea a revenit fiului său Mihai care, decedând în 1929, a lasat-o prin testament soţiei sale Maruca, recăsătorită în decembrie 1939 cu George Enescu. Edificiul - cunoscut şi sub numele de palatul Cantacuzino - a găzduit în preajma celui de al doilea război mondial, preşedenţia Consiliului de Miniştri. În anul 1956, în Palatul Cantacuzino a fost inaugurat Muzeul Memorial George Enescu dedicat marelui compozitor român, devenit după 1990 muzeu naţional. Edificiul - declarat monument de arhitectură - are patru nivele: un subsol înalt alcătuind soclul construcţiei, un parter cu ferestre în arc de cerc şi cu balustrade de piatră, un etaj cu ferestre drepte prevăzute cu balconaşe din fier forjat şi o mansardă cu lucarne bogat ornamentate. Faţada sa are ca element dominant intrarea, uşor decroşată, precedată de trepte ample, din marmură, străjuită de doi lei din piatră şi ocrotită de o copertină în formă de scoică. Dintre spaţiile prevăzute în somptuosul interior al clădirii se remarcă sala centrală de la parter, cu picturi murale de N.Vermont şi G.D. Mirea şi coloane de marmură roz.

The great concert hall of the Ateneul Român

The great concert hall of the Ateneul Român
Made by frans.sellies
from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_Athenaeum : The Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the George Enescu Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival. The building was designed by the French architect Albert Galleron, built on a property that had belonged to the Văcărescu family and inaugurated in 1888, although work continued until 1897. A portion of the construction funds was raised by public subscription in a 28-year long effort, of which the slogan is still remembered today: Donate one leu for the Ateneu! On December 29, 1919, the Atheneum was the site of the conference of leading Romanians who voted to ratify the unification of Bessarabia, Transylvania, and Bukovina with the Romanian Old Kingdom to constitute Greater Romania. Extensive reconstruction and restoration work has been conducted in 1992 by a Romanian construction company and restoration painter Silviu Petrescu, saving the building from collapse.

Big enough umbrella - don't hide your emotions, LIFE too SHORT - humanity in this robotic world

Big enough umbrella - don't hide your emotions, LIFE too SHORT - humanity in this robotic world
Made by Cosmin Garlesteanu
~~~STING ~~~ Though I've tried before to tell her Of the feelings I have for her in my heart Every time that I come near her I just lose my nerve As I've done from the start Every little thing she does is magic Everything she do just turns me on Even though my life before was tragic Now I know my love for her goes on Do I have to tell the story Of a thousand rainy days since we first met ........................................................... IT'S A BIG ENOUGH UMBRELLA :)) ........................................................... But it's always me that ends up getting wet Every little thing she does is magic Everything she do just turns me on Even though my life before was tragic Now I know my love for her goes on I resolve to call her up a thousand times a day And ask her if she'll marry me in some old fashioned way But my silent fears have gripped me Long before I reach the phone Long before my tongue has tripped me Must I always be alone? Every little thing she does is magic Everything she do just turns me on Even though my life before was tragic Now I know my love for her goes on

The interior of the Biserica Stavropoleos (Bucharest)

The interior of the Biserica Stavropoleos (Bucharest)
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from wikipedia: Stavropoleos Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Stavropoleos), also known as Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos) during the last century when the monastery was dissolved, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest, Romania. Its church is built in Brâncovenesc style. The patrons of the church (the saints to whom the church is dedicated) are St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The name Stavropoleos is a Romanian rendition of a Greek word, Stauropolis, meaning The city of the Cross. One of the monastery's constant interests is Byzantine music, expressed through its choir and the largest collection of Byzantine music books in Romania. The church was built in 1724. Explore #15 - Frontpage

Palatul Parlamentului  (Palace of the parliament) in Bucharest

Palatul Parlamentului (Palace of the parliament) in Bucharest
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from wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_the_Parliament The Palace of the Parliament (Romanian: Palatul Parlamentului) in Bucharest, Romania is a multi-purpose building containing both chambers of the Romanian Parliament. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Palace is the world's largest civilian administrative building, most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building. The Palace was designed and nearly completed by the Ceauşescu regime as the seat of political and administrative power. Nicolae Ceauşescu named it the House of the Republic (Casa Republicii), but many Romanians call it the People's House (Casa Poporului)

Romanian Athenaeum

Romanian Athenaeum
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The Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the George Enescu Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival. In 1865, cultural and scientific personalities such as Constantin Esarcu, V. A. Urechia, and Nicolae Creţulescu founded the Romanian Atheneum Cultural Society. To serve its purposes, the Romanian Athenaeum, a building dedicated to art and science, would be erected in Bucharest. *wikipedia.org View large on black

"A gentleman will walk, but never run......"  - BE yourself NO matter what they SAY

"A gentleman will walk, but never run......" - BE yourself NO matter what they SAY
Made by Cosmin Garlesteanu
I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear I like my toast done on one side And you can hear it in my accent when I talk I'm an Englishman in New York .......................................... See me walking down Fifth Avenue A walking cane here at my side I take it everywhere I walk I'm an Englishman in New York ........................................... Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety You could end up as the only one Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society At night a candle's brighter than the sun ........................................... Takes more than combat gear to make a man Takes more than a license for a gun Confront your enemies, avoid them when you can A gentleman will walk but never run

Stavropoleos church

Stavropoleos church
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Stavropoleos Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Stavropoleos), also known as Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos) during the last century when the monastery was dissolved, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest, Romania. Its church is built in Brâncovenesc style. The patrons of the church (the saints to whom the church is dedicated) are St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The name Stavropoleos is a Romanian rendition of a Greek word, Stauropolis, meaning The city of the Cross. One of the monastery's constant interests is Byzantine music, expressed through its choir and the largest collection of Byzantine music books in Romania. The church was built in 1724.

Palace of the Parliament at night

Palace of the Parliament at night
Made by frans.sellies
from wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_the_Parliament The Palace of the Parliament (Romanian: Palatul Parlamentului) in Bucharest, Romania is a multi-purpose building containing both chambers of the Romanian Parliament. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Palace is the world's largest civilian administrative building, most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building. The Palace was designed and nearly completed by the Ceauşescu regime as the seat of political and administrative power. Nicolae Ceauşescu named it the House of the Republic (Casa Republicii), but many Romanians call it the People's House (Casa Poporului) Explore #455

La musica dipinge l'aria/ The music paints the air

La musica dipinge l'aria/ The music paints the air
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La frase non è mia. L'ho sentita tante volte da una persona che conosco, mezzo pittore, mezzo musicista, mezzo alchimista, di sicuro con tanta fantasia. E m'è rimasta impressa, quella frase. Fino a quando, quella sera, mi è sembrato che davvero fosse quel violino a disegnare tutto quello che ci circondava... These words are not mine. I've heard them so many times from a man I know. An original kind, I have to say: half a painter, half a musician, half an alchimist. Suddenly, they came up to my mind while I was listening to that violin. And it really seemed that everything around me was drawn, painted by that violin itself...

King Carol I during the blue hour

King Carol I during the blue hour
Made by frans.sellies
This statue has been subject of discussion and controversy. Carol I was proclaimed King of Romania on 26 March 1881 (till 1914). On this very spot existed a statue of Carol I, that was inaugurated on 10 may 1939, the National Day of the Romanian Kingdom. It was originally created by the famous Yugoslav (Croatian) sculptor Ivan Mestrovic . The statue was pulled down by the communist government in 1948, a few months after the forced abdication of King Michael. The bronze of the original statue was melted and used to create a statue for Lenin. This replica by Florin Codre was inaugurated here on December 6 2010.

seeing is believing

seeing is believing
Made by bitzi ☂ ion-bogdan dumitrescu
i'll be i was late for work today because this shot took much more time than expected.. :) i need to clarify a few things: it seems that most of you think that my inspiration came from the Pale Man character from Pan's Labyrinth (i didn't even see that movie, and yes, i know i should see it!). Well, I'm sorry to shatter that thought, but my inspiration came from an on-stage performance of Soan from the french talent show La Nouvelle Star. i drew the eye on my left hand, and then cloned it on my right, because i couldn't draw a decent one with my left



Made by fusion-of-horizons
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUiiSi9YYw0 Byzantine Chant of the early Byzantine Era. Title: Πνευματικώς ημάς πιστοί (Today the Prophet Daniel has gathered us spiritually) Service: The Service of the Three Youths in the fiery furnace. Biserica Sf. Gheorghe Vechi, Bucuresti Saint George Old Church, Bucharest www.monumenteromania.ro/index.php/monumente/detalii/en/Sa...

dezimblanzirea

dezimblanzirea
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De mult negru ma albisem De mult soare ma-nnoptasem De mult viu ma mult murisem Din visare ma aflasem. Vino tu, cu tine toata Ca sa-ntruchipam o roata Vino tu, fara de tine Ca sa fiu cu mine, mine O, rasai rasai rasai Pe infernul meu un rai O, ramai ramai ramai Palma bate-mi-o in cui Pe crucea de carne Cand lumea adoarme. poem by Nichita Stanescu called De-taming the beginning sounds something like this: Of so much black/darkness I had white-ned Of so much sun I had night-ened/darkened Of so much life I had so much died From dreaming I had found myself.

Inside the Biserica Sf. Gheorghe-nou

Inside the Biserica Sf. Gheorghe-nou
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Biserica Sfântul Gheorghe Nou - New St. George's Church www.monumenteromania.ro/index.php/monumente/detalii/en/Sa... The largest of the churches built in Bucharest during the reign of Saint Constantin Brâncoveanu , New St. George's Church was consecrated in 1707. The church has a number of important holy relics, including part of the hand of Saint Nicholas [Nikolaos of Myra, Santa Claus, Sinterklaas] , brought here from Bari, Italy.

Interior of the great synagogue (Synagoga Mare) in Bucharest

Interior of the great synagogue (Synagoga Mare) in Bucharest
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The Great Synagogue was raised in 1845/1846 by the Polish-Jewish community. It was repaired in 1865, redesigned in 1903 and 1909, repainted in Rococo style in 1936 by Ghershon Horowitz, then it was restored again in 1945, as it had been devastated by the extreme right Legionaries. During the late 1980s, just like many churches in the area, this synagogue was virtually surrounded by concrete buildings, so as to hide it from public sight. source: Wikipedia Explore # 296

Going to the concert

Going to the concert
Made by frans.sellies
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_Athenaeum : The Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the George Enescu Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival. Explore #403

Casa Nanu Muscel (Lalu) / Nanu Muscel (Lalu) House

Casa Nanu Muscel (Lalu) / Nanu Muscel (Lalu) House
Made by Raiden2
O casa lasata intentionat in paragina, dupa demolarea anexelor dinspre strada Gral. Stanislas Cihoschi. Articolul lui Radu Oltean despre acest imobil: art-historia.blogspot.com/2008/06/casa-nanu-muscel-din-pa... Articolele mele despre Bucuresti, aici: www.rezistenta.net/search/label/Raiden

In the Romanian Athenaeum

In the Romanian Athenaeum
Made by frans.sellies
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_Athenaeum : The Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the George Enescu Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival.

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