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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Pecs, Hungary (Pronounced "Paitch")
It was a comfortable train ride from Budapest to Pecs, a lovely city in the south. We're heading ...
... demonstration of the cathedral organ in Pecs as well as a beautiful song she sang for us in the crypt below the church.Her voice truly angelic in the wonderful acoustics of this unique space. We then visited an early Christian burial grounds from the second to the fourth century with the wonderful frescoes and colourings still beautiful after nearly 2000 years. Our day was topped of with a wonderful meal of todos Teasta a traditional Hungarian dish. Truly a fun ...
Beautiful day in Pecs today. Pecs is a city of much culture and many beautiful museums.We were able to see a temporary exhibit of Leonardo DaVince. The man was truly a genius having come up with designs for a flying machine and a self propelled buggy back in ...
... and it was the biggest we've ever seen. He couldn't finish it. The dining room, while very elegant, was virtually empty. After dinner we wandered about for a short while as it was raining.
The next morning, Deb went off to visit the Zsolnay Porcelain Musuem. The porcelain factory opened in 1853, but it was through the innovative efforts of the founder's son, Vilmos, that Zsolnay Porcelain flourished.
Trained as an artist, Vilmos invented a type of ...
... where, during WW II, a worker bricked in a false wall to protect this dusty wine from the Germans. What we tasted was wine so good we actually bought a couple of bottles to share later with Ruth and Larry in Prague. Before the winery tour we took a walk around the fortress walls, saw a lovely old church and gazed at the scenery.
The unfortunate part of this day was driving to the ship in the dark. It would have been nice to get a better look ...