The city’s architecture suffered a severe blow under communist rule, with no less than a fifth of the old city centre being demolished to make way for Soviet style buildings. But fortunately some parts of the old centre did survive and now they are a major tourist attraction.
A R C H I T E C T U R E :
- The “Brancovan Palaces” Cultural Center
The N. Bibescu Hot Houses – a French studio – 1890. Currently, they are used for growing flowers and as an art studio for children.
- ROMANIAN MODERNISM:
The Architecture of Bucharest, 1920-1940
H I S T O R I C A L M O N U M E N T S :
M U S E U M S :
- Village Museum
- Museum of the Romanian Peasant: Virtual Tour
- MNaR | National Museum of Art of Romania
- MNAC | NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
- National Museum of Geology
P A R K S :
P H O T O :
P I C T I N E R A R Y : BUCHAREST
First, the FLIGHT I T I N E R A R Y:
- 5/22: SFO – LON
- 5/23-28: LONDON
- 5/28: LTN – TLV
- 5/28-6/4: ISRAEL
- 6/4: TLV – OTP
- 6/5-11: ROMANIA
- 6/11: BUH–BCN
- 6/11-18: BARCELONA
- 6/18: BCN – SFO
Found a pretty good deal with AA from SFO – LON, return from BCN – SFO, one short stop in JFK. Just under $500. It worked out OK, made all the connections with no trouble, although it was a little tight on the way back with rechecking the luggage.
Short flight with BlueAir, booked directly from their site, quick and easy, 4 tickets for ~EUR300.
A long flight, we left all the good weather in Barcelona to find only rain in NY and some turbulence from there on to the west coast.
Good to be back home, dreaming of the next itineraries…
Just one more little thing about airports and kids, I was so happy to find a nice little playground in TLV, we had quite a bit of waiting, and so we all enjoyed that little cute play place. Spotted another play place in BCN too, and I’ve always appreciated the Kids’s Spot and the art exhibits at SFO!
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