Posts tagged ‘Vár’

October 27, 2015

Budapest – Várkert Bazár

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October 20, 2015

Budapest – Vár

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October 18, 2015

Budapest

by ada

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December 1, 2014

Budapest – Várkert Bazár

by ada

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June 17, 2014

Budapest – route D12: from Erzsébet híd to Margitsziget

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June 13, 2014

Budapest – route D12: trailer

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February 23, 2014

Budapest – almost spring randoms

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February 9, 2014

Budapest

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May 3, 2013

Budapest bits

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March 15, 2012

by the God of the Hungarians

by ada

Hungarian history is a long, straight line of tragical, ill-fated revolutions against different suppressive authorities. Being genetically coded for unhappiness, we insist to remember and celebrate all of them. Today is the anniversary of our unsuccessful revolution against the Habsburg empire in 1848.

We went for a walk to the castle district to see some of the festivities.

The weather was beautiful:

The street decorations were appropriate, festive and family friendly:

Hungarian folk music was played with various instruments:

There was opportunity to dance (or just to look at the professional folk dancers):

Masters of traditional Hungarian handwork presented their crafting process and sold their art:

People had picnic on the grass or took a stroll down the streets:

Children had fun:

One could buy traditional, painted Hungarian gingerbread and our national stuffed dragon Süsü, who is famous for having only one head but a happy soul:

There were plenty of delicious treats to choose from:

And of course there were also Hussars in picturesque robes, their facial hair styled in the Hungarian way. We are a martial nation, there were even times when whole Europe feared our arrows. All those times are gone more than a thousand years ago but we still proudly remember. We have a good (even if somewhat selective) memory and a collective unconscious Jung could be proud of.

People were proud of being Hungarian:

But even because we are Hungarians and proud of it, none of our holidays can pass without politics and demonstrations:

And well. Ehm. How to say it nicely. Dear Poland. If you want him, take him. For free. Asap.

The title of the post comes from a poem that is traditionally recited during the festivities every year and was written by the poet Petőfi Sándor, who died in the revolution at the age of 26. You can read the whole (terrible) translation here.

March 2, 2012

Budapest, Vár – the old castle and the view from the Danube-side

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March 1, 2012

Budapest, Vár – the old castle, part 1

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February 3, 2012

Budapest, Vár – random photos with soldiers

by ada

More photos of Vár, the last few. And yes, they are soldiers! They post front of the palace of the President of Hungary (who has tough times nowadays because of some newly arising doubts about his (un)completed education). They are the first Hungarian soldiers I have seen in years. I didn’t even know they are supposed to be there, but apparently they are. And they make a big show of changing shifts, it’s really nice.

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February 2, 2012

Budapest, Vár – Halászbástya

by ada

Some more tourist stuff.

February 2, 2012

Budapest, Vár – Mátyástemplom

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Since I lived abroad for the last eight years, I now sort of enjoy playing the tourist in my hometown. Some pictures of our famous church, Mátyástemplom.

February 1, 2012

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Another walk in Vár, this time with Ancsangyalka. I’m kind of obsessed with this district lately. If I win the lotto, I will move there and feel like I’m part of our history but not our politics.

January 30, 2012

Budapest, Vár – doors and windows

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January 30, 2012

Budapest, Vár

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After my interview today I took a walk in Várnegyed, the historical castle district of Buda.

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January 30, 2012

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Today I had an interview for a hospital job in Austria. Since I worked as a part time nurse during my studies and my German is way better than my English, my application was accepted. If everything goes well, I will move back to Austria soon. With this job I will be able to save up some money for later so that I could go back to Holland to finish my studies. I’m sort of happy about it. These last four months of doing nothing and feeling sad made me really hate myself. But that’s how life works when your biochemie is out of order. My previous “bad period” lasted almost two years. This time I only lost four months of my life. I am kind of positive now, for the first time after long months of constant suffering from some unidentified sorrows of my disfunctional brain.

January 14, 2012

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by ada

A walk in Vár, the old castle of Buda, on this bright and frosty day.

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October 17, 2011

Parliament and Mátyástemplom

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October 13, 2011

Budapest, Vár – a round walk

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October 13, 2011

we are very little creatures

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