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Travel Blogs from Pecs
... at 3 in the morning when you finally give in to the urgent need for a pee and need to get out of your tent in double quick time. It applies to the zipper on your riding trousers in not dissimilar circumstances. But worst of all is the zip on the waterproof oversuit. It waits patiently during those times when the rain is coming but there is plenty of warning, or a handy bus shelter. Then you can get it on without drama. No, it strikes when ...
... After we got to the next hotel/winery, naps were in order before dinner. Dinner that night was served in the barrel-vaulted wine cellar. It was a buffet that featured sauerkraut soup which was delicious and is supposed to be a great hang-over dish. (Where was it that morning when I needed it?)
I retired early that night, many of the others stayed up to watch the soccer match on the tv in the bar. Sunday morning found me bright eyed and happy. After ...
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
... with other Roman elite burials that are not christian.
There is also an expo of local area
wines in the town. We are in the Villany wine area that seems to
make very good full bodied reds. There is an avenue of tasting
booths along with food stalls. A couple of the food stalls were spit
roasting whole pigs which looked and smelt glorious.
We tasted a number of the reds. It was
great to try a ...