Eager to escape the noise of my hometown, I chose an itinerary for a day trip away from Bucharest. So, here are some of the places I enjoy visiting every now and then:
After an awful flu, this ballet was my first evening out after a long while. This show is different regarding the story, the costumes, the place where the action takes place, it seems so much different than the classical European works like The Swan Lake, Giselle, and so on. Just before the ballet started, I thought about how little of the Asian culture reaches Europe.
Since I have friends visiting me in my hometown, I thought of a short tour showing a bit of Romanian culture and atmosphere. Continue reading “Bucharest in 2 days”
Even though I was born and raised in Bucharest, I am glad to discover places and hidden Bucharest museums every now and then. Looking for something online, I got lost on the Internet and I found a few words in an article about the Vasile Grigore Museum in Bucharest. I decided to visit it and I it was such a nice surprise. Continue reading “A hidden museum in Bucharest: Vasile Grigore”
The story of the Royal Crown of Romania takes us back to 1881. The government then proposed that it should be grandiose, but King Carol I wanted simplicity and sobriety. On April 19th 1881, the King sent a letter to his father, to which Karl Anton de Hohenzollern Sigmaringen responded with a well-reasoned memoir on how the coronation ceremony and crowns should be, given the establishment of a young and unconventional monarchy in Romania. Continue reading “Where to admire the Royal Crown of Romania”
A relatively recent art location, the Museum of Maps and Old Books was opened in 2003 as a private donation, comprising about 1,000 works (maps, city plans, vedutas, astronomical maps) being the only one of its kind in Romania and among the few in Europe and the world. Continue reading “Free visit at the Museum of Maps and Old Books”
The George Enescu National Museum is housed in Cantacuzino Palace, one of the most beautiful buildings on Calea Victoriei and in town. The magnificent entrance is made in the genuine Art Nouveau style, bringing together the luxury and refinement of a long gone time. Continue reading “The George Enescu Museum in Bucharest”
As I was saying here, one does not have to wait for the Museum night to visit them for free, there are no-cost entries all through the year.
On the first Wednesday of each month, the Museum of Art Collections has free access Continue reading “Free entry to the Museum of Art Collections”
In Dorobanti area, in Bucharest, the Zambaccian Museum holds the name of its creator: a great lover and collector of art, Armenian by origin – Krikor H. Zambaccian – has been involved in documenting and writing the monographs of famous painters such as …
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Strolling in my home city, Bucharest I’ve found a place where everyone can see the history of our ancestors we hold within: the Museum of Ages.
Located on the Mogosoaia Bridge, as Calea Victoriei was once called … Continue reading “A stroll through Bucharest: The Museum of Ages”