Bucharest has an unfair reputation as a bit of a grim concrete jungle. It’s actually a really architecturally diverse place which repays extended exploration. But it’s never more beautiful than when carpeted with thick layers of fresh white snow and strewn with Christmas lights. This year, unusually, we haven’t seen a snowflake yet. But theContinue reading “Romania Life: Christmas Lights”
Melon season is here in Bucharest and piles of the juicy things are on every street corner. Country folk bring them in from the farms and sleep by their stock at night so no-one steals the fruit. They are sweetest and most delicious melons you will have tasted. Not the mention also the biggest.
It’s said that Bucharest, the city where I live, is one of the most architecturally important cities in Europe. In the 1920s and 1930s waves of young Romanians studied architecture in France and came back to fill the city with modernist gems. When people visit these days they tend to have their eyes caught onlyContinue reading “Romania Life: On Bucharest Architecture”