Archive for April, 2012

April 30, 2012

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And that’s what I’m looking at right now (the lack of own internet connection makes my life more adventurous than ever).

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April 29, 2012

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Another day spent with strolling around in the old city of Salzburg.

April 29, 2012

Salzburg – the second round

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April 29, 2012

Salzburg – the first impressions

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April 28, 2012

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Webcam live: that’s what I’m seeing right now.

 

April 28, 2012

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Taizé prayer at Ursulinenkirche. No matter where I live, in which city of which country, visiting Taizé prayers is a stable point in my life. It is every time different, depending on the place it is held and the people it is organised by. This can be both good or disturbing. This time the prayer was strange, rather false in tuning and very, very loud (and not Taizé-like at all). Being a silent and reserved person, who instinctively avoids every loud situation in life, I ended up with a bad headache and some serious doubts about my future visits in this church.

April 27, 2012

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Evening sky on my way home after working thirteen hours. The problem with me is that I’m never a tourist. I never visit cities, I’m always living in them. And I always have a lot of other things to do (like working thirteen hours, haha), so no time remains for sightseeing. But this weekend I have free, so, Salzburg, I’m coming!

April 27, 2012

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Guess, in which city I am right now.

April 27, 2012

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The view from my door (if I hold my camera so high that the main street, the Lokalbahn and the Westautobahn are out of sight, haha).

April 27, 2012

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Another ministry visit in Wien, this time with success. And they are musicians of the Volksoper Wien, right after they finished playing Carmina Burana at the railway station Westbahnhof.

April 22, 2012

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A visit at the swimming pool on my last day in Hungary.

April 21, 2012

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Packing my luggage for Austria. I’m leaving only on Monday but this time I’m trying to avoid the Last Minute Packing Stress, which I know oh so well.

April 21, 2012

music of the week – Jean-Baptiste Barrière: Trio Sonata for alto recorder, cello and basso continuo in D minor, Livre II No. 2

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This piece is sort of extraordinary because of the use of the cello as an obbligato instrument. In Baroque chamber music written originally for recorder, violoncello or viola da gamba are mostly used for playing the continuo line, and rarely have an own obbligato part. There are of course some exceptions, like the Telemann double concerto for recorder and gamba (its autograph you can find on my gravatar profile) and the F-major  trio sonata from Essercizii musici, also from Telemann, but I personally don’t know any other examples (at least from the high Baroque period).

April 20, 2012

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I try to see this change in my life as a solution for my financial problems and a way back to my normal life. Anyway, it is change and challenge, and the fact that I’m able to look at it like this shows that I’m getting better.

April 19, 2012

thou art not lovelier than lilacs

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Lilacs are about to bloom right now, so I’m desperately photographing them every time I get out. In my sister’s opinion, this blog is sort of overcrowded with blossom pictures lately and it starts to get boring. I guess she is right; but in my opinion, looking at nice pictures of colourful flowers is definitely more cheerful than reading long posts about the present state of psychiatric care in Hungary, written in my weird English. So if you are bored with spring blossom photos, just imagine how bored you would be with the detailed story of my depression*, and feel relieved.

* I even managed to mention it in a blossom post. I am talented.

April 19, 2012

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A friendly bear at the park.

April 18, 2012

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My days are so full of frustrating events lately, that my only joy in life is drinking coffee and eating tons of sweet carbohydrates. Gluten and carbs make me even more depressed, so it’s sort of devil’s circle.

April 17, 2012

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I got a bit sick after yesterday’s endless wandering in the Austrian rain, so for today is a close-up of the sleeping Cat.

April 17, 2012

little bits of Wien – part 3

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April 17, 2012

little bits of Wien – part 2

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April 17, 2012

little bits of Wien – part 1

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April 17, 2012

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A one-day trip to Wien to get my diploma nostrificated. I didn’t succeed, needless to say. (Long complaint about translating bureaus don’t keeping deadlines, ministries changing their requirements weekly without updating their homepage, agencies giving false information and bureaucracy generally. Tons of f-words.) If my misfortune plans to continue in the way it did during the last few months, I will end up believing that bad karma actually does exist.

I really tried my best to enjoy the day despite of the ice-cold rain and the fact that, after my visit in the ministry, I was in the mood for blood flowing down the streets; but after a few hours spent with accomplishing obligatory tourist stuff* in wet socks and without an umbrella, the only thing that had the power to cheer me up, was a hot, 1-euro coffee in McDonald’s. Even if I had to share my table with seven twelve-years-old Austrian boys.**

* like photographing horses, staring at Stephansdom and wandering in the rain without any purpose

** my strong opinion is that men win a lot with ageing

April 15, 2012

Budapest – March of the Living 2012

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April 15, 2012

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16. April is Holocaust Remembrance Day in Hungary – it was the day when Hungarian Jews were first forced into ghettos in 1944. The March of the Living, an annual memorial walk takes place the evening before.

April 14, 2012

music of the week – Telemann: Modéré from Quatuor Parisien N°12

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I definitely enjoyed posting and writing about music during the Holy Week (even if no one else liked to read it, haha), so I decided to do it on a regular basis. Maybe it helps me get back to my real life and become again the person I was before the depression.

The music of this week is the sixth movement of the sixth quartet of Georg Philipp Telemann‘s collection Nouveaux Quatuors en Six Suites, published in 1738 in Paris (well, that’s why it’s usually called Paris Quartet). Telemann was an amazing composer and a very interesting character, if you have the opportunity to read his three autobiographies, don’t miss it. He studied music in a completely autodidact way and mastered all the important instruments of the era. This made his compositional style quite extraordinary: he completely understood the requirements, advantages and boundaries of every instrument he wrote for, so his compositions are just perfectly set. And that’s something you can’t tell even of Bach himself.

This is one of my favourite videos of this piece ever. It has an air of spring and happiness I never get bored with.

April 14, 2012

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Buying train ticket.

April 13, 2012

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We met this cow at the entrance of the swimming pool.

And for bonus a peek into our pantry: my aunt from North Hungary is visiting us this weekend, and she brought these homemade sausages with her.

April 12, 2012

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Things are starting to happen lately and I like it. I can’t have those lost six months back but maybe I’ll have the possibility to fix the damage depression did to my life.

April 11, 2012

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It was a tough day for Móricka: his first baby swimming, which went well, and his first physiotherapy, which made him hate the world for his remaining life. We are all pretty exhausted now.

The combination of neon light, blue tiles and wavy water was clearly too much for my camera. The determined look on Móricka’s face comes through, though.

April 10, 2012

spring bits

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