Bucharest’s old town near Unrii square is currently partly under reconstruction. A fair few streets are open and look like archeological digs. You notice that this is a tourist hot spot as there are explanation signs of the sights.
I'm sure that it will be lovely once everything is in order again.
You can buy very high quality...
You can buy very high quality carved wooden goods from stalls by the entrance to the village museum. You can find these kind of souvenirs all over Romania, but I found the ones here to be of better quality than those often found in roadside stalls or at remoter tourist locations.
Take a spare sink plug or squash ball as hotels and rooms in private houses often don't have anything to block the sink with. A map of Bucuresti, which you can find in all bookshops and most street kiosks is invaluable. A lot of taxi drivers don't seem to know the city too well.
Unique Glass work
If you are interested in buying unique glasswork, ceramics and crystal make sure you stop by Curtea Sticlarilor (Glassmakers's Court). They are located on Selari Street (close to Lipscani Street).
Inside the courtyard of a building dating from 1857 is a series of large ovens in which these glassmakers create elaborate pieces for Sticerom, Romania's premier brand.
The pictures show a sample of my own personal belongings that I have bought from the store. vases, glasses, table lamps, fruit bowls, ashtrays, etc
Bucharest's First Club
This was Bucharest's first club, which was born and raised under the caring wing of the University of Architecture. It hosts live (usually rock and folk) concerts on a frequent basis, and it gathers a rather young crowd. When there is no live music, it goes from Phoenix (the most famous Romanian rock band) to Led Zep or Everlast, with (many) intrusions of Abba and other dancing queens and tunes. Not bad, but the crowd could be better. And less of a teenage behaviour would be welcome.