While the rest of Europe is under snow, Bucharest enjoyed a warm 12C today topped with a little bit of sun. It was a very pleasant day, same as yesterday when the temperature reached 11C at lunchtime. Just a short break though, they’re forecasting snow again by the end of the week. The lovely almost spring feeling made me grab my camera and gave me enough energy for a walk around the lake in Tineretului Park.
These days Bucharest is hosting the 5th edition of the its International Literary Festival. I missed the first evening of the festival which featured Jonathan Coe and Will Self but on the second evening of the event I had the chance of seeing some of my favorite Romanian writers, Lucian Dan Teodorovici and Filip Florian, together with the Macedonian writer Goce Smilevski. The writers read fragments from their latest novels and answered to questions, all in all it a pleasant evening hosted by the Peasant’s Museum Club.
I took these about two weeks ago, in Cişmigiu Park. I thought I should post them before it starts to snow
Photographed on Arthur Verona Street.
Probably not for long but still … It’s October 3rd and the temperature outside is 24C. Last week the temperatures went up to 32C a few days in a row. Looks like summer’s still lingering in Bucharest. I know this is not normal weather for October but you won’t hear any complaints from me. The summer terraces are still open and I don’t have to wear any heavy clothing.
Even though Romania’s national team did not qualify to the European football (soccer) cup 2012, the competition is being closely followed by Romanians. After all, football is the king of sports here. Today’s photo show a people watching a game on a big screen placed in front of the Manuc’s Inn in Bucharest’s Old Center.
Judging by the last few days I think I can say for sure that the “rainy season” is over and that summer has come to Bucharest. Which is why I’ve chosen to post today’s photo, which shows a few bucharestians sunbathing in Tineretului Park. More than that, the heat has driven some to try swimming in the lake even though is not allowed and the water is far from being clean.
The aftermath of the “rainy” season – two weeks of rain – can still be seen in Cişmigiu Park.
From the neighborhood …