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The Holiday Season in Bucharest
(Romanian: Bucureşti)
December 2009
The Holiday Season in Bucharest, Romania, December 2009
Festive Mood in Cişmigiu Park

Cişmigiu Park was Christmas-friendly this year, with decorated turreted gates and a Christmas tree at the entrance from Queen Elisabeta Boulevard; makeshift cabins selling candy cane, nougat, and ginger bread; a skating rink; and a stage afire with music.

Cişmigiu Park played host to a number of concerts in December, before Christmas Day. On December 18, when I took this photo, the stage lights and the night's musicians lit up the evening. Fending off the freezing cold in a puffy winter coat, Mircea Baniciu sang and strummed his guitar, charming as always, taking requests from love- or nostalgia-stricken listeners. On keyboards, the venerable Vlady Cnejevici.

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