Kitchy Parlament House...
One of the most famous building in Bucharest is the Parliament so called 'Casa Poporului' - the biggest building in Europe and the second in the world (after the Pentagon) , a testimony of the communism regime.. Up to me kitsch and veritable proof of mental sickness...
In the dark looks better, so I'm just enclosing it:)))))))
He was declared saint in 1955, one the worse years for Christian faith in Romania, because of persecution by communists. Several important men of faith, monks, bishops and archbishops lived, during different periods, in the monastery. The bishops and archbishops of Bessarabia and Bucovina, exiled from their territory after annexation to Russia, were also its guests. A very important institution has been the Seminary, ans it formed many remarkable representatives of the Church. Among them is Father TEOCTIST, Patriarch of Romania, who studied for eight years in this school. At the time of the 2nd World Wat, the Seminary and monastery typography were shut down. Now, with the blessing of the Holy people, who want to follow the way of Christ, can find nurturing for their souls and become, according to their individual inclination, typographers, professors or craftsmen, while living a live of prayer. Since 1995, the Theological Seminar has been reopened. Among the younger teacher-monks, is the only professor from the old seminar, symbolic representative of the religious teaching class of the past. We remark with joy that, in work and dedication, man has not forgotten to give to God the most beautiful things, undertaking the restoration of the church, of the paintings and the construction of a new school for those who wish to walk the way of the Lord.
Drive around the city. You'll...
Drive around the city. You'll see some amazing buildings, especially the People's Palace. It's the second largest building after the Pentagon. It's a shame though that some buildings are in a state of ruins.
My friends took us to this popular bar and nightclub which is located on Strada Gabroveni, a small street that runs parallel to Strada Lipscani in the heart of Bucharest. The area offers a few good nightlife places as after this we went on to Expirat club.
By bus from Baneasa airport to the city
There is an express bus which should run every half hour. This number 738 bus comes from Otopeni airport and goes all the way to Piata Unrii. Being an express bus it has a special price, currently in October 07 it cost 5 RON for 2 journeys. You cannot buy a single ticket.
When leaving Banesa airport keep walking to the right until you hit the big road, on there you find a pedestrian crossing. At the bus station there is a small window where you buy your ticket. The lady only speaks Romanian and isn’t of the friendly sort. I got someone to buy them for us otherwise just say “express bus” or write down the bus number beforehand and show it to her. You cannot buy the ticket on the bus. Make sure you wait at the right platform (the one right on the street). On the platform sign you will see the number 738.
Enter the bus by the front door as only there is a ticket stamping machine. The other gadgets by the other doors are for magnetic cards only. Enjoy your journey downtown. There is a voice announcing the stops and you can see a few sights along the way already.