Sunday was an absolutely gorgeous day – warm and sunshiny! And so after a late start because Amanda had gone to one of the malls by herself the night before – her first solo venturing in the city – and had come back after midnight, we set off for Herastrau Park, or Parcul Herastrau. This is one of the largest parks in the city and has a fairly large lake in its midst. This and several other parks and lakes were created in the 30’s when marshland was drained. We have been walking in this park before, but this time added a boat trip and walked in parts we had not been to before. The Village Museum, a collection of buildings depicting rural life is here also, but we chose to save that for another day – perhaps when Patricia and Jerry are visiting.
This is the small island I noted on the map.
Isn't this a great Sunday afternoon in the park kind of picture? We walked a while, we enjoyed the boat ride and snacks, and we enjoyed simply sitting in the sun looking out at the lake and other people in the park.
Our Friday (2 days ago) was VERY different as it was cold and rainy. However I had insisted we go into the historical center of Bucharest as I was getting tired of seeing more of IKEA and shopping areas than of cultural interest. So here are my few photos from that day:
Ateneul Român), a concert hall that was opened in 1888.