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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 ...
Today was our last full day in Pecs. Tomorrow Dee and I will catch the train to Budapest where we will have one more day before our departure to Calgary and home. It has been a wonderful three weeks travelling with our wonderful travelling companions Doug and Dana. Today was highlighted with a wonderful lady who was our guide for a good part of the afternoon.She brought meaning to many things with her very through commentaries and explanations.She treated us to ...
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 ...
... as a "grandfather" of the short-lived optical illusion art or Op Art. You would recognize his art even If you weren't around in the '60's. Over three decades, Vasarely developed his style of geometric abstract art, working in various materials but using a minimal number of forms and colours. What a mathematical mind! It was fascinating, but by the time you finish the exhibit, you are feeling dizzy and a bit nauseous.
We decided to dine in the hotel. Jack ordered ...
... and, its main claim to fame, the remains of the roman city, including some of the earliest roman Christian burials ever found. Using a ridiculous amount of EU money, seven of the burial chambers are open to the public and are accessed by descending under the streets above and walking through a network of tunnels built between each site. At some points the street pavement has been replaced by glass giving both a chance to see them from the street ...