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.
An old sign that reads “Lighters” at the corner of Calea Victoriei and Ioan Filitti Street.
For today, the bulkier, more elaborate type of clock, found in Cişmigiu Park.
Last year Bucharest’s city hall approved a contract to buy 10 golden clocks that apparently would make our city look much much nicer. I can think of many things that need fixing in Bucharest and probably the 915.000 euros payed for the clocks could have been put to better use by the ones in charge. But as now is too late to change anything, one has to try to make the best of any given situation 🙂 a thought I always try to keep in mind when passing by the Palace of Parliament 🙂 At the present time many of the clocks have already been installed – I’m not sure if all of them have been installed, I only saw 6 of them so far. They seem to be of two types, a bulkier and a slimmer version. They all have the year 1459 written on it, the year Bucharest was founded. Today’s photo shows the clock in University Square.
Summer is the time for outdoor music concerts, with more and more being announced every year. As you can see from today’s photo the citizens of Bucharest seem to be enjoying this cultural activity.
The Bookfest International Book Fair is taking place these days at Romexpo Exhibition Center. Already at its fifth edition the fair is a good occasion to stock up on books as most publishing houses offer discounts of 5% up to 20 %. Going on until the 13th of June. There’s also plenty of events to choose from. This edition has Spain as special guest.
Who would have guessed that there’s a Michael Jackson memorial in Bucharest? (of all places 🙂 ) I had no idea before running into it in Herăstrău park three weeks ago.
For those unfamiliar with it, The Night of Museums is a cultural event organized together by multiple museums when all the participant institutions remain open late into the night and admittance is free. The idea behind the project is to introduce new people to cultural institutions. Articles I found on the web noted that on this year’s edition over 3000 museums in 39 countries remained open late Saturday night, May 15th. 12 museums took part in this year’s edition (the 6th) in Bucharest. As you can see from the photos, there were lines at the entrance, something that you never see otherwise. On the contrary, if you visit on a normal day you practically have the place to yourself. Most of the museums also had performance events, like plays, movies or music concerts. Today’s photos are from the National Art Museum, which presented a pantomime show called “The Statues” performed by Masca theatre company.