Big Beautiful Bucharest is full of paradoxes. Right in the middle of the old town, a place well-known for its crowded pubs, there is a small and beautiful church dating from the beginning of the 18th century, with an incredible interior garden, where you can immerse yourself into a whole different world.
The Stavropoleos Church is a place where you can regain your peace of mind. It is so small and simple and yet so fascinating. Just take a look at the photos:
Bucharest is hot. So hot that the ladies are using their fans. 🙂
On the Dâmbovița river banks life is always surprising to me.
As you may know the Dâmbovița river is crossing this lovely town, full of courageous and curious people, always eager to learn something new (the big public library you can see in the above pictures is often packed with all kind of peoples).
In the last 30 days I tried to convince you that Bucharest is an interesting place to live in. And I will go on to tell my story about this place. Maybe not on a daily basis, but systematically.
I do hope that you will have the opportunity someday to discover the beauty of this town of lovers. If so, do not hesitate to leave a comment on my blog dedicated to Bucharest.
Until then, have a good life !
Imagine a peaceful Sunday of spring in Bucharest, when some locals are going for a walk along the Victoria Avenue, the well-known street of the town of lovers. The air is full of linden scent and French perfume. And the cakes of Casa Capșa, enjoyed on a street corner, are unbelievable.
So, when in Bucharest, do not miss out the Victoria Avenue. The life of Bucharest starts here.
What is the most annoying prejudice against Bucharest? Air quality in Bucharest, I dare say. It is so frustrating to hear again and again that Bucharest is one of the most polluted capitals of Europe. It is not true.
Maybe Bucharest is not the cleanest of all European towns, but air quality is pretty good. Please, do not trust me. Just check one of the Real-Time Air Quality Indexes available (I suggest the Romanian Agency for Environment Protection’s site)
Or, if you prefer another kind of argument, just take a look at the trees in Bucharest. They are rather healthy and in good condition, in my opinion.
If you really want Bucharest growing on you, take a good look at the crossroads. There is something special about this town’s crossroads. I do not know what. Maybe these pictures will help.
A father and his lovely daughter are walking downtown, hand in hand and hunting for some fresh pictures. I cannot help myself not to stop for a while and take photos with them. I am content. I believe I really succeed in capturing the Bucharest’s spirit.