A sunny day in Bucharest today after a couple of cloudy, misty days. What better way to enjoy the sunshine than heading to the largest park in town — Parcul Herastrau?
It is my favorite spot in Bucharest thus far — despite the stray dogs that roam the area. That’s right. In addition to the pickpockets and crooked taxi drivers that plague many a city, in Bucuresti you also have to be aware of stray dogs that — if what I saw in the park this morning is any indication — tend to run in packs. Toddlers beware!
Back to the parcul….it’s quite lovely even though, like most things in this city in transition, it isn’t well maintained by Western Europe or U.S. standards.
The park is home to the Village Museum which is fascinating. Examples of housing and small, village churches from all over Romania have been moved here to create an incredible outdoor museum.