I spent my first weekend in Bucharest after two weeks in Romania, and I have to say it was quite nice. It seems that, much like NYC and Barcelona, all the city folk head out of town on the weekends (either to the beach or the mountains) so it was pretty quiet here. No construction next door in the mornings, and no gypsy ladies calling for scrap metal. Well, not on Sunday anyway.
The parks were the only places that were very busy, and both Cismigiu (near my house) and Herastrau were loaded with families enjoying the nice weather. By 5pm the cars were back and the city was more lively and, even though it was nice to have had some peace and quiet for a couple of days, it was also nice to see the city bustling again.
A Coca-Cola advertisement
The fountains at Piata Unirii were at full blast