Posts tagged ‘lake’

June 13, 2017

Erlaufsee

by ada

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July 18, 2016

Friedrichshafen – part 1

by ada

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July 15, 2015

when I was down beside the sea

by ada

While this blog is still stuck at the middle of May, that’s how all the five days off I have in this month my life looks right now.

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August 23, 2014

Bled – postcards

by ada

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August 23, 2014

Bled – part 2

by ada

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August 23, 2014

Bled – part 1

by ada

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August 19, 2014

Bled – preview

by ada

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May 1, 2014

Tata – Angolkert (English Garden)

by ada

The English garden in Tata was constructed in 1783 and was intended to be a palace park for the Esterházy family. Unfortunately, their residence itself lies two lakes further on the other side of the town, so this garden was somewhat out of reach. This fact caused some discomfort which was solved in the typical Hungarian way of generous extravagance: instead of setting up a park near the palace, they had a new summer residence built in the far away park. English gardens were considered to be modern and fashionable right back then, and since we had the deep desire to keep up with European standards (which desire we’ve already given up since then), it was clear it must be an English garden with all its accessories. So what do you need for a well-equipped English garden?

  1. Plants. And high trees. Plenty of them. Check.
  2. Some water, preferably a lake and/or fountains. Check. Both. Unfortunately, the fountains do not work anymore, but honestly, what is still working in Hungary? You see.
  3. Cute bridges over said water. Check.
  4. Ducks. Check.
  5. A greenhouse with exotic plants. Check.
  6. Some ruins. If you do not have any ruins, don’t give up. You can build your own. From parts of original ruins situated somewhere else. The result will be somewhat eclectic in style but very romantic. So, ruins, check.
  7. The same with caves. If you don’t have them, build them. Check.
  8. Religious place where you can worship God(s)/Mother Nature/Goddess Diana. Or in this case, Allah. Hungary was part of the Ottoman Empire for more than 150 years and those years didn’t pass without a trace. We got used to the Turks and their exotic ways (and their coffee. Definitely their coffee). We got mixed with them. They took our women for their harems and our children for their army. They grew to love us and, according to my Turkish friends, they still do love us. It’s an unrequited love though, because we Hungarians never ever value anybody else but ourselves. That’s what makes us the sympathetic and friendly people we are. Haha. But we still want to show that we are a hospitable nation and that Turks are always welcomed at their former residence country. That’s why we built a mosque. But it’s also important to show that they are supposed to stay only for short periods. Definitely not for another 150 years. And only in manageable amounts. That’s why we built said mosque so small that only five people fit in it if their rugs are spread on the floor. And that’s also why we keep this mosque closed all the time so that even those five people can’t have access to it. I’ve told you that we are a nice, hospitable nation.

Anyway, the English garden is beautiful even without an insight into Hungarian history.

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April 28, 2014

Tata – the castle and the lake

by ada

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April 28, 2014

Tata

by ada

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February 26, 2014

Martonvásár – the park of Brunszvik castle

by ada

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October 4, 2013

Mondsee

by ada

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sightseeing train Mondsee

church Mondsee 1

sull in Schloss Mondsee

meadow Mondsee

allee promenade Mondsee

autumn leaves in Mondsee

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seagulls Mondsee

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September 26, 2013

Königssee

by ada

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August 4, 2013

Großglockner Hochalpenstraße – part 3

by ada

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July 23, 2013

Chiemsee

by ada

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July 22, 2013

of ships sailing the seas

by ada

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October 19, 2012

Traunsee

by ada

October 19, 2012

365/293

by ada

Today afternoon I visited the small city of Gmunden by the lake Traunsee. More photos soon. 

September 9, 2012

Móricka meets Salzburg

by ada

As you probably have noticed already, I have some computer trouble lately, so there were and will be no regular updates for some time (I’m using now the laptop of my coworker who was nice enough to lend it to me).

August 25, 2012

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by ada

Móricka’s first meeting with outdoor water at lake Wallersee.

June 24, 2012

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by ada

I visited the Salzachsee today and met this swan there. He looks as if he saw something really shocking.

May 13, 2012

Salzburg – Schloss and Lake Leopoldskron

by ada

May 13, 2012

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by ada

Today I went to see Schloss Leopoldskron. It is private property (as almost all of the castles in Austria), so I couldn’t go in, just took a walk around the lake and visited the small military cemetery nearby.

April 10, 2012

spring bits

by ada

October 19, 2009

Taizé – Source Saint-Étienne

by ada

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