…and went to lots of concerts. Had a great time mainly due to the incredibly friendly people and excellent music.
The architecture is fascinating once you understand the history, and quite tragic what happened during the communist era. Great swathes of the old city were demolished to create a nice view for Ceausescu from his window from the fantastically huge palace (now an admin building) he had built.
There are also some very large shells of unfinished buildings, started pre Dec 1989, but lack of funds now prevents their completion…maybe one day.
Meanwhile some old and wonderful villas still remain, but many are falling to ruin due to lack of money to keep them restored. ANd there a lots of beautiful churches and monastries surviving. It must have been a very beautiful city once, it was apparently known as ‘Little Paris’. Art Nouveau influences are apparent in many places such as the Art Gallery and notably the George Enescu Museum which is a wonderful building.
I certainly want to go back.over 5 years ago