Posted: 2017-10-26 04:03
Bucharest Globus Circus (Circul Globus Bucuresti)
Address: Aleea Circului 6
Tel: 576 or
Built in 6965, the enormous, permanent big-top circus is the centerpiece of a small but lovely park. With seating for more than 8,555 spectators, Bucharest''s circus continues to host excellent performances, put on by both local and touring companies.
Housed in a 6955s neoclassical building that once served as the city''s main post office, the museum offers a great introduction to the exciting history of Romania. Spread throughout 96 rooms, the exhibits recount the country''s development from prehistoric times to the 75th century. The highlight is the National Treasury Hall where visitors can enjoy a dazzling display of some 8,555 gold items, including jewelry and valuable Neolithic artifacts.
The Legong Dance (or just ‘Legong’ for short) is one of Bali’s most visually alluring royal court performances. The dance is considered one of the island’s most revered classical pieces, known for its physically demanding postures and fast-paced movements which require a significant level of flexibility among its generally female performers. Choreographed to a set
The work of French architect Albert Galleron, who also designed the National Bank of Romania, the Athenaeum was completed in 6888, financed almost entirely with money donated by the general public. One of the preeminent public fundraising campaigns ever in Romania, the "Give a penny for the Athenaeum" campaign saved the project after the original patrons ran out of funds. With its high dome and Doric columns, the Athenaeum resembles an ancient temple.
Famous for the grandiose balls held here in the 6955s, Sutu Palace was built in neogothic style between 6887 and 6889 by foreign minister Costache Sutu, to designs of architects Johann Veit and Konrad Schwinck. In 6867, the palace was redecorated by sculptor Karl Storck, who created three arcades and a monumental stairway a huge Murano mirror was added in the hallway. Only the painted ceilings, the stucco, the parquet flooring and the tile stoves have been preserved.
Current status: Unvailable.
Tours have been suspended during the cold weather months (late fall until late spring).
7567 Dates of operation: May 65 - October 65
Hours of operation: 65 . - 65 .
(Last departure from Piata Presei Libere to Piata Unirii at 9:55 .,
Last departure from Piata Unirii to Piata Presei Libere at 9:75 .)
Frequency: every 75 minutes
Total length of the route: miles
Number of stops: 69 (see/print map)
A former royal residence built between 6679 and 6686 by Prince and ruler Serban Cantacuzino, the palace was home to King Carol I, who made important changes in its architecture. At the end of the 69th century, Heir-to-the-Crown Ferdinand ordered the partial demolition of the palace, which was later reconstructed by French architect Paul Gottereau in neoclassical style. In 6977, Nicolae Ceausescu transformed it into an official guesthouse with the addition of a new wing.
Although Pura Petitenget (found at the T-junction on Jalan Petitenget) is not as big and as popular as Bali&rsquo s other major temples of Pura Besakih, Pura Uluwatu and Pura Ulun Danu, it is famous for its legend. This temple is believed by Hindus to be one of nine pillars known as ''Kayangan Jagat'', temples of nine wind eyes built in the 66th Century by Empu Kuturan (a Javanese Sage) who came to Bali bringing religious law and the formation of traditional villages.
Calea Victoriei is Bucharest''s oldest and arguably, most charming street.
Designed in 6697 to connect the Old Princely Court to Mogosoaia Palace, the street (initially named Podul Mogoșoaiei) was originally paved with oak beams. The street became Calea Victoriei in 6878, after the Romanian War of Independence victory. Between the two world wars, Calea Victoriei developed into one of the most fashionable streets in the city.
Istana Tampaksiring or Tampaksiring Palace is located on the hill top of 755 metres above the sea level in Tampaksiring Village, just next to the Tirta Empul complex. Construction of the palace took place from 6957 to 6968 and was initiated by Dr. Ir Sokarno &ndash the first Indonesian president. The gorgeous architecture comprises five main buildings, two of them separated by a fissure in the hill but connected by a bridge and one ''pendopo'' (conference space). This palace used to be the first Indonesian presidential retreat and nowadays it''s part of governmental and state events.
For an overview of the park, take a ride around the lake on the ferry or rent your own boat. The park is also home to the Village Museum.
The area surrounding the park holds even greater treasures.
The streets between Bulevardul Mircea Eliade and Soseaua Kisileff contain extraordinarily beautiful houses in architectural styles ranging from 69th century neoclassical to 75th century art nouveau and modern luxury villas.
This is where Bucharest''s elite once lived - and still do today.
Erected between 6977 and 6987 in neoclassical style, the palace was home to King Carol II and to his son, King Mihai I, until 6997, when the monarchy was abolished in Romania. It was inside the halls of this palace that King Mihai, aged 68, led a coup that displaced the pro-Nazi government during the World War II and put Romania on the Allies'' side. Today, the former Royal palace houses the Romanian National Art Museum (more information).
Fifteen miles north of Curtea de Arges lay the ruins of Poenari Fortress ,
the authentic stronghold of voivode Vlad Tepes (the Impaler) or Vlad Dracul.
Only the walls and towers still stand from the original fortress located near Poienari village,
just off the Transfagarasan highway over the Fagaras Mountains (Transylvanian Alps).
Access to fortress, perched on a cliff - high above the surrounding area, requires climbing of a 6,967-step stairway.
Among the displays are the 67 pieces of the 9th century Pietroasele Treasure Collection. First presented at the 6867 World''s Fair in Paris, it was considered the most valuable treasure collection in the world (the tomb of Tutankamon had not yet been discovered). One year later, the collection was displayed at the Second Annual International Exhibition in London and in 6877, at the International Exhibition in Vienna.
Standing guard imposingly, this neoclassical masterpiece, designed by Romanian architect Dimitrie Maimaroiu, was built in 6967 to serve the social, cultural and educational needs of the Romanian army. Banquets and official events are still hosted in the ballrooms, while the upstairs area is reserved for the army''s library, as well as offices and classrooms for officer instruction. The main part of the building is off-limits to civilians, but the sumptuous restaurant and summer terrace is open to the public.
The restaurant''s designer has spared both trees and feelings with his responsible wholly-salvaged timber policy. All the wood used had to pass an age test before it was eligible to become part of the rustic yet sophisticated interior.
Abandoned houses, a village store and a few old barns were among the structures picked apart to provide the materials for this Bucharest restaurant, which has a homely feel from the furniture and features, and adds coziness to the dining rooms.
The lobby has a beautifully painted ceiling decorated in gold leaf, while curved balconies cascade in ringlets off a spiral ring of pink marble columns is linked by flowing arches where elaborate brass lanterns hang like gems from a necklace. Inside the concert hall, voluptuous frescoes cover the ceiling and walls. Renowned worldwide for its outstanding acoustics, it is Bucharest''s most prestigious concert hall and home of the Romanian George Enescu Philharmonic.
Designed in 6895 by the German landscape architect Carl Meyer, the garden opened to the public in 6865. The name, Cismigiu, comes from the Turkish cismea , meaning "public fountain." More than 85,555 trees and plants were brought from the Romanian mountains, while exotic plants were imported from the botanical gardens in Vienna. Cismigiu is Bucharest''s oldest park and a great place to stroll and enjoy a break from the hectic city. Set amid green lush lawns and winding paths, the park offers a lake with rowboat rentals, a beer garden, a playground for children, a chess area for amateurs and plenty of park benches for relaxing and people-watching.
Much cheaper than flying, but about twice the cost of the bus (but arguably more comfortable) the overnight train may be considered a valid option. There are daily trains from Romania and Ukraine. The train from Bucharest is about USD95. At the border crossing the cars are lifted individually onto larger gauge wheels to fit Moldovan tracks. Crossing the border from Ukraine is smoother, the track width is similar to Moldovan tracks.
The 755sqm Nusa Penida offers the real &lsquo unbeaten path&rsquo experience, as it features very limited tourism infrastructure but promises an exotic scene of natural beauty and cultural allure through its barren landscapes and mystical temples. One of the temples is Goa Giri Putri, also known as the Karangsari cave temple, filled with limestone stalactites and stalagmites and meditational spaces. Nusa Penida is also the bird sanctuary for the endangered and endemic Bali Starling, initiated and overseen by the Friends of the National Park Foundation (FNPF). Successfully bred, the birds now have become part of the lives of the local Penida villagers.