Beautiful Snowy Bucharest in 33 Photos
I decided to start 2015 the same way I started 2014 – travelling to a new city, and this year also to a new country. My first visit to Bucharest, capital of Romania, coincided with a big dump of snow and a record low temperature for New Year’s Eve. The snow was welcome, the extreme chill not so much! But I’m happy with how my Bucharest photos came out.
I knew very little about Romania or Bucharest before I went, so this was probably the most excited I’d been to travel anywhere for a long time. It felt like the first time I went backpacking again, my blissful ignorance of what may or may not await me adding to the thrill of it. (Note to self: researching before you travel is over-rated.)
Bucharest is a very pretty city, which hopefully you can see from the photos. I’d like to go back and see it without snow too, when it’s warmer and you don’t have to hide from the cold all the time. (It hit a 50-year record low of -21°C for New Year’s Eve, and I got a bit of frostbite in one finger.) I’ll write more about what to see or do in the city in another post, along with my impression of the inhabitants.
For now, in case you’re just wondering if you should visit Bucharest, and how easy it is to discover the city; Yes, you should visit, and it is a very easy city to explore. Since getting back I’ve gathered there are a surprising number of Romanians that are keen to see photos of the capital they once lived in too, so it must be one of those cities people really miss when they move on!
Enjoy plenty of Bucharest photos from my quick trip, with minimal commentary. People using mice can hover over the pictures with it to see a description.
Bright sunlight and clear blue skies
Grand streets and beautiful buildings
Wonderful trees, parks and spaces
The Old Town
Statues, monuments and idols
And more pretty winter scenes…
Did you enjoy my Bucharest photos? Let me know in the comments either way.