Today was a perfect early spring day. I hope more days like this will follow.
“You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park South? That little lake? By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over? Do you happen to know, by any chance?” This quote is from one of my favorite books “The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger. I don’t know where the Central Park ducks go in winter but it appears that the ducks from the lake in Tineretului Park don’t go anywhere, they just sit there on the ice, freezing, together with some friendly seagulls.
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.
I took these about two weeks ago, in Cişmigiu Park. I thought I should post them before it starts to snow 🙂
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.
This is a shot from two years ago but very much in season 🙂 Taken in Operei Park.
And if we linger a little bit more in Cişmigiu Park, waiting for the dark, we can catch a glimpse of the lighted back of Kretzulescu Palace.
More than two years ago I wrote a post about Romania’s “national poet”, Mihai Eminescu. Here he is again, imortalized by this bust part of the Writer’s Rotunda in Cişmigiu Park.
A new addition to “reflections” series: the two tower buildings erected at the entrance to Romexpo complex and the House of the Free Press reflected in Herăstrău lake. To see all the reflection photos click here.