For Veteran’s Day Justin and I went to Bucharest in Romania. Sadly, inside many of the places we visited taking photos was not allowed, so I have pulled some images from the internet.
The first day we visited the National Art Museum of Romania (Romanian medieval icons and a European collection with a temporary exhibit on Paul Gavarni-excellent), the Parliament (lots of grand ball-room style rooms), The Village Museum (traditional houses from Romania over time), the Arch of Triumph, and we walked around all over the place until the wee hours of the night amusing ourselves with locally made Pálinka liquor our hotel gave us.
The second day we hired a driver and drove out of Bucharest up to the Prahova valley and the surrounding areas of Brasov to visit towns, castles, and fortresses. The Peleș Palace (the summer residence of Romanian King Carol I) was stunning and intricate. We walked around the town of Brasov (really excellent town) and visited the Black Church. The Rasnov Fortress had great views over the country side. We also visited the Bran Castle with all the Dracula lore based off of Vlad the Impaler. Our driver handed us each a clove of garlic just to be on the safe side before we went inside.
The third day we slept in late and ended up walked around the Old Center and the surrounding neighborhoods in Bucharest until we flew out in the evening. Naroc! Cheers!