Bucharest, turn on your lights!

December 5, 2009 at 10:30 PM Leave a comment

General Mayor of Bucharest, Sorin Oprescu, turned on the lights in Bucharest today, at 18:00. The event took place in front of the Bucharest City Hall and was followed by a spectacular fireworks.

First stop was the Union Square where I usually could admire a Christmas tree. Well, this year, there was no tree, it was just a small Christmas fair.

I found a Christmas tree at University Square:

There are not so many lights compared to previous years.

It seems that the economic crisis has affected everyone, including City Halls which reduced the reserved budget for Christmas spending.

Below you can see some of the decorations:

Also this evening opened the Christmas Fair in Cişmigiu Park where, during the holidays, Bucharest people can enjoy a series of concerts so the next days I’m going  to take some pictures there ;).

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