For MB’s next-to-last Romania post, he is giving followers some sundry shots taken in various locations inside Bucharest and out, with a little commentary on some.
Casa Doina Restaurant
Casa Doina Restaurant in central Bucharest, built in 1892, is considered by many to be the best restaurant in the city and the building is a designated national monument. It is set in a small tranquil forest in the middle of the city where all sound is blocked out by the trees and serves traditional Romanian foods. The dinner dish nearest the camera below is the traditional Romanian dish of cabbage-leaf rolls stuffed with meat. It’s yummy!
Bucharest Street Scenes & Architectural Styles
The National Gallery.
Romania is building the largest Orthodox Church in the entire universe at present which is causing much public disquiet, as it’s costing tens of millions of dollars while hospitals and other public services suffer badly for want of cash.
The Triumphal Arch built to celebrate the victory in WW1, modeled on the French one.
A very common feature of buildings in Bucharest or Romania generally is to see a series of ‘three’, like the three arches below, which are representative of the Christian Holy Trinity.
The famous Romanian car from communist days – the Dacia.
The recent street protests are still evident at night time as a few keep up the vigil, as witnessed by MB. Approximately one week before MB’s arrival, there was a major protest against political corruption, involving some 50,000 protestors in Bucharest alone. Other cities also witnessed similar events.
In & Around Peles Castle, Sinaia, Carpathian Mountain Region
The small theatre in Peles Castle where the first movie in Romania was screened in 1906
In & Around the Medieval Town of Brasov (Brash-ov)
The famous Black Church of Brasov
A few years back the city authorities decided to put up their own ‘Holywood’ sign!
Brasov, & Romania generally, once had a very large Jewish community. Most have by now emigrated to Israel.