Posts tagged ‘Esztergom’

November 27, 2014

I grow old, I grow old, the garden says

by ada

white flower

daisies 1

dandelions 1

blue flower

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November 27, 2014

Esztergom – the pre-exam visit

by ada

Esztergom basilica view 4

Esztergom graffiti

Esztergom graffiti 4

Esztergom 11

Esztergom park 1

Esztergom basilica 2

Sculpture

Esztergom bicycles 1

daisies 3

Esztergom yellow house 1

Esztergom 6

Esztergom blue house 1

Esztergom Molnar sor 2

Danube at Esztergom 1

Esztergom 15

blue houses

Little Danube 4

Esztergom bridge 3

flower 2

Széchenyi tér Esztergom 4

Széchenyi tér Esztergom 13

Esztergom 16

July 4, 2014

Esztergom – part 2

by ada

Esztergom castle 7

Esztergom castle 3

Esztergom basilica 2

Esztergom basilica 3

Esztergom Danube view 5

Esztergom basilica 4

Esztergom basilica 9

inside Esztergom basilica 1

Esztergom pavement 1

Esztergom roses

Esztergom bell

Esztergom bell 1

Esztergom castle 5

Esztergom castle wall

Esztergom view

July 3, 2014

Esztergom – part 1

by ada

Esztergom yellow house 2

Esztergom 3

Esztergom balloons 5

Esztergom balloons 4

Esztergom umbrellas 5

Esztergom church

Esztergom 11

Esztergom streets 3

Esztergom shadow

Esztergom 19

Esztergom 22

Esztergom window

Esztergom 18

Esztergom 27

Esztergom pavement

Röfi Húsbolt Esztergom

June 30, 2014

the place where Hungary meets Slovakia

by ada

The river Danube forms a 143 km long natural border between Hungary and Slovakia. There are three bridges where pedestrians can cross over the Danube and pass the border: the Erzsébet bridge between Komárom (HU) and Komárno (SK), a (noname) bridge between Vámosszabadi (HU) and Medve (SK) and the Mária Valéria bridge between Esztergom (HU) and Párkány/Štúrovo (SK).

The Mária Valéria bridge was built in 1894-95, and was blown up two times: in 1919 by the Czechoslovakian army and in 1944 by the fleeing German troops. It wasn’t reconstructed again until 2001.

I started out in beautiful Esztergom, which is one of the oldest Hungarian cities. Its history goes back to Celtic times, and it’s also the birthplace of the first Hungarian king, István.

Esztergom 11

I walked over the bridge…

Mária Valéria híd 23

Mária Valéria híd 19

… while admiring the architecture…

Mária Valéria híd 13

Mária Valéria híd 8

…and some picturesque shadow patterns.

Mária Valéria híd

Mária Valéria híd 16

The basilica of Esztergom is beautiful…

Danube at Esztergom 7

…and so is the Danube.

Danube at Esztergom 2

I arrived in Štúrovo (or as it was originally called for some hundred years before Socialist times, Párkány).

Sturovo 6

Sturovo 1

Slovakian people are ready to give you some ancient life advice.

Carpe Diem 2

I passed the harbour (shall we call this tiny dock harbour?) and looked back at Mária Valéria bridge…

Mária Valéria híd 7

…and over the Danube. Hi Hungary!

Esztergom 3

I spent a (sunny and hot) afternoon at Vadaš termal bath where I ate lángos and drank kofola

Vadas

… and walked over the bridge again. Goodbye Slovakia, until next time.

Mária Valéria híd 4

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