domingo, 14 de agosto de 2016

Bellu





This week it´s been so hot we hardly managed to leave the house. However, as weekend approached, temperature started slowly descending. We know Summer is definitely not over yet, so we decided to take this opportunity window and make the best of it. On Saturday afternoon we headed to Bellu Park, a nineteenth century cemetery famous due to its upstanding mourning art.

 

  

 
Bellu Park was opened in 1858 and since then it has been the last home for distinguised artists such as the poet Mihai Eminescu, writer Hortensia Papadat Bencescu or aviation pioneer Aurel Vlaicu among many others. There are so many interesting people buried here, it literally takes hours to locate their resting place (and not to get lost on the impressive monumental avenues of the necropolis).




Cemetery walking has been a favourite Summer outdoors activity of ours since forever. As a matter of fact, we always book at least half a day during our holiday trips to visit most interesting funerary gardens and monuments if possible, but for some reason we´ve been struggling to do so here in Bucharest. The weather is frequently too extreme both in Winter and Summer, and Autumn (my favourite season) is always full of interesting events around town which usually monopolise my scarce spare time, putting this sadly aside.





Nevertheless, it was really good to enjoy the chance to have a long relaxing walk together (a few places are as quiet as a graveyard, am I right?), admire all the pretty sculptures and mausoleums, and have some nice small talk to the cemetery guards, who are always enthusiastic to chat with visitors about famous residents and main artistic treasures. Also, we spotted some friendly cemetery cat pets whose duty is to keep the place clean of rats. They make an awesome work!




There are so many beautiful stone angels, and marble ladies on vaporous gowns around it is completely impossible to take photos of every single one. We definitely need to go back for at least another photo session, as it is a truly pity not to get to see it all at once. This is for sure a very recommendable excursion for any art lover who pays Romania a visit!






 So tell me, darlings, have you made any outdoors plans lately?

 

 



14 comentarios:

  1. Aww, I love the little kitten! :D
    And your outfit is so nice!
    I also would like to take cemetery walks but they doesn't look that amazing here..

    I have been spending a lot of time inside lately actually because I'm watching so much Ghost Whisperer. :P

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    1. There is a little cat pack in the park. According to the day guards, these kitties are cemetery staff as well. :D

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  2. Ah, beautiful place :) It reminds me of one I have in Lodz - I used to frequently hang out there in my babybat days and since that time I've been there only twice... I adore old cemeteries, they are so peaceful and full of decaying old-fashioned beauty, overgrown with ivy - what's not to love? And cats! :D
    Also, you seem to have a very nice necklace :)

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    1. I think East Europe has got some of the most impressive burial places all through Europe: they are a bit smaller than the famous ones but also quiet, as tourist do not know of them (which is a basic attractive to me).

      Oh, and thank you, I am glad you like the necklace. It used to belong to one of my sisters, but she gave it to me when she left the Gothic scene many years ago. Since then, I am the lucky owner of a good quantity of second hand beautiful pieces.

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  3. You look great! What a lovely park! The kitten is so cute!

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    1. Thank you very much, Laura. You´re always too kind to me! ♥
      I think you would love the park, it is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Frilly, I am glad you enjoy them! 💜

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  5. Beautiful photos! The little kitten is so cute!

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    1. It is a cutie pie, isn´t it? I was petting it for about fifteen minutes until The Gentle One was able to make me move, hahah.

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  6. Sweetie, these pictures are lovely! I am in love with that red door and that kitten ^^ haha! We need to visit together one day! :)

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    1. I don´t know if you have visited the place already, but if not, we must go at once. It is so pretty and quiet. You would love it in there!

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  7. amazingly captured
    kind of intense photography ,loved it

    such calm places are gift for those who seek peace of mind and pleasure for soul

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    1. Thank you very much, Baili! I agree graveyards are for people who likes silence and a calm environment. Please, be welcome!

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