Posts tagged ‘childhood memories’

March 16, 2013

music of the week – Republic: 67-es út

by ada

This post is dedicated to Bódi László, also known as Cipő, the leader of the Hungarian band Republic, who recently passed away. And while I’m definitely no fan of any popular Hungarian band, his music represents that chaotic, emotionally troubled era after the revolution I was growing up in. It was his music we sung in summer camps, sitting by the campfire and feeling sad and free and heroical at the same time, as teenagers usually do.

(And here is another song of his I posted a while ago.)

December 24, 2012


by ada

My favourite Christmas tree ornament.



February 12, 2012


by ada

My childhood playground.

January 25, 2012


by ada

The back door of a military base and prison near to our house. In my childhood we often played on the piece of ground between the blocks of our houses and the walls of the army territory, and felt honored to carry out important missions, such as buying coca cola, for the soldiers on duty. Hungary doesn’t have an obligatory military service since seven years, so this part of the ground is empty now, but the main buildings are still in use. Sometimes we hear the army band practising some festive tunes but I haven’t seen a soldier since my childhood and I think this is perfectly ok. Growing up in a country that has a five-hundred-years-history of losing every war it got involved in, and that still remembers every lost battle with actual pain, I think I became a devoted pacifist.

October 21, 2011

the book of laughter and forgetting

by ada

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