Tag Archives: Bucharest

The Fountains of Bucharest

In 1989 we moved to Monrovia, Liberia where we lived for 10 months or so. We planned to stay longer, but a civil war broke out and we eventually had to leave. Touring downtown Bucharest in the summer of 2014 reminded me in some ways of our arrival in Monrovia 25 years before. We were […]

Walking in Bucharest

Two things are guaranteed to get my attention: free and highly rated. When I discovered a walking tour of the historic part of downtown Bucharest, Romania, I signed us up. I chose my time carefully. We were arriving on a flight from Paris in mid-afternoon. I didn’t know how long it would take to get […]

Three Countries, Six More Churches

Last Sunday’s post,”Five Countries, Five Churches” got a fair amount of appreciation, and I thought since it is Sunday I might once again post a photo essay of sorts of some of the churches we visited on our travels in Europe this past summer. We’ll start with the church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, located on Trafalgar […]

Five Countries, Five Churches

It’s Sunday, a day of rest and worship, and I thought today I would let the pictures tell the story. On our trip to Europe in July we visited a number of churches, some to worship in, others as tourist and cultural attractions. Today one church from each of those countries. We’ll start with St. […]

Peasant Village

One of the semi-regular vacation destinations of my childhood was traveling with my family to visit Upper Canada Village, a recreated 19th century town saved from the flooding caused during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway in the 1950s. It was an easy day trip from where we lived and was educational, something my […]

Sunday Morning in Bucharest

It is an island of English in a sea of Romanian and was completely unexpected. I was raised in a family where the expectation was that everyone would attend church on Sunday, a tradition I have kept up long after having shed parental control. My children see that as a bit legalistic, but I have […]

Parliamentary Palace III – Deja Vu

Before July I had never visited Bucharest, or anywhere else in Romania. However, when we arrived at the Palace of the Parliament, I had the definite sense that this was a place I had been before. Yes, I had read a bit about it before the trip; I knew it was in the Guinness Book […]