Travel Blogs from Pecs
... in the U.S., small hamlets with red tile roofs and the church steeple dominating the skyline.
We arrived in Villany in the late afternoon and had time for a walk about town with a Hungarian couple before dinner. It was interesting to hear about what life was like before the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Dinner was served in an outdoor courtyard with a view over the vineyard to the mountains of Croatia in the distance. The weather was perfect, they put ...
There is a Leonardo exhibition in Pecs
at the moment. There is no actual Leonardo material but mostly
models and displays of materials from the codices. They have
spectacular models of the flying machine and spring driven
automobile. There was a very little discussion on technique related
to some of the famous paintings but not very much and these were the
aspects I found most interesting. Still it was very interesting
century, perhaps around the time that Constantin made Christianity
the state religion for the Empire. They are quite large structures
of various mausoleums of obviously wealthy families. A couple are
decorated with partially extant frescoes of christian motifs. Adam
and Eve with their fig leaves and Daniel and his lions are
recogniseable along with christograms. They appear to be in a
... get a sense of the taste of the area.
Unfortunately we had tea organised back
at our flat or we could have easily stayed there to eat and they had
entertainment stages set up for later in the evening.
Alison cooked up some sausages we had
bought at the market this morning along with some saurkraut. She
also made a tomato/onion/garlic sauce. The tomatoes are really
... close to the border.
It was very hot and we waited for about an hour and a half. There
were about 6 platforms, out in the sun, all deserted, whilst we waited
with about 6 other passengers, all obviously local, in the shade. I
was a little concerned that the train would arrive and depart before
we could pack up our gear and get out to the appropriate platform,
but that was not a problem. The train arrive much earlier than the
published time and sat out ...