I’ve shown the Palace of Justice here on this blog before, in a night shot. I’d thought it would be nice to feature it in a day shot as well.
On the 20th of September Bucharest celebrated its 551th anniversary, which is to say that 551 years have passed since September 20, 1459 when Bucharest was first mentioned in an official document. This was marked by “Bucharest Days”, a series of cultural events which included concerts and shows, movies, parades etc. The event featured in today’s photos was called “The Nomad Gardens – Art and Landscape”, and it was organized by the French Embassy and the French Institute of Bucharest. Their idea – if I understood it right – was to create a series of small gardens to point out the importance of green spaces in the urban landscape. These gardens were spread in six locations around Bucharest and every one represented a “reinterpretation of the idea of garden”. The photo above shows the installation at the French Institute, titled “Celular gardens, nomad and ephemeral objects”.
University Square – The blooming lawns
Roma Square – The green agora
George Enescu Square – The silver forest
Gara de Nord Train Station – The vegetal tunnel
Verona Square – Nomad Seeds
For today I’m proposing a new addition to the reflection series: five buildings lining the Splaiul Independenţei Street reflected in the river Dâmboviţa.
A restaurant window on Academiei Street bears a sign that reads “We have must (slightly fermented grape juice)”, a sure sign that fall is here.
Another shot from my favorite park, Cişmigiu. The red truck was featured on this blog before, with the occasion of a Theme Day.
No, there’s no mystery involved. The statues of the University Square are being temporarily relocated to Izvor Park because of the construction work for an underground parking lot. Let’s hope that they will eventually find their way back.
I guess I don’t have to say it, it’s rather obvious. I’m back 🙂