Friday, 28 December 2012

First Boulevard

According to the town's coffee table book, the first boulevard was commissioned in 1903 after the existence of Rákócszi Street (Rákócszi Út).

In those days, writer Zigmond Móricz commented : "This is the most beautiful street in the whole country."

This boulevard lost its importance as time goes by; the good news is, it has been renewed and finished work in 2012. People of the town and tourists alike could start to appreciate the beautiful architecture in the new light again.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Ready to be useful again?

Some old tiles found nicely stacked behind the Calvinist Church.
Is it a sign that the tiles will be reuse again? Am not sure,
but every time I passed this way, the colours always catch my attention.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Girly Cafe

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Entering the Mini Kávézó makes you forget that it is cold and gray outside.
As this is quite new and our first time here, I was taking in the decor.
as you see, it is more of girls' cafe!
Overall experience : Ate a nice piece of apple cream cake & reasonably good milked coffee.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Looking over the square

In my archive I found this photo yet to be posted, perhaps due to lack of info. on this figure found at the top of the town halll building. I believe this is the highest point of the building; directly above the bells which ring through out the day.

Update :-
The figure is called Árpad Vezér. More info could be found at the link

Mental Note :- I shall remember to record an audio and share with you here.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Even more majestic


I have posted on this synagogue many times before, but not from this angle.

You can learn some background stories of this structure from my posts Post WWII Synagogue and  Night of the Museums

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sunday morning fog is thickening

On my way to do some Sunday marketing
On my way towards Rákóczi Út
The renewed pavement at Rákóczi Út.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

New and charming

That cottage style house is quite charming ; however, it is just odd to see it in this setting, next to a block of modern housing.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Monday, 5 November 2012

Behind the façade

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A back courtyard hidden in the town centre. I enjoy vising places like this, too bad, they are not very well maintained.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

56th Anniversary of Hungarian Revolution of 1956

It is that time of the year again to pay tribute to 1956 Revolution. P1190666 A crowd gathered for a tribute concert near the memorial P1190667 P1190668

To learn more about the event

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Historical costume weekend ~ The 20th century

Every weekend, the main square has been a buzz with live exhibition of historical costumes. We have come to the 20th century, war period. This is by far my favourite, the costumes not the period in history, of course. 2012-09-29 16.40.20 b 2012-09-29 16.40.04 b 2012-09-29 16.48.43 b 2012-09-29 16.49.12 b 2012-09-29 16.47.57 b
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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Celebration of St. Michael's day

 Yesterday I saw these two float-like decoration at the main square, in celebration of St. Michaels' day.

I really like the Holly Crown of Hungary from this angle :) 

 Next to the Holy Crown is this fun work of art, made of straws (?)

 Lots of goats** of course!
While the human figures are well made, you see those red patterns at the bottom. Those are traditional Hungarian motifs - I love it!
This man is showing a demo. with whips.When he flicks the whip, a sound came off.

Quite impressive!  

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Múzeumok Éjszakája 2012 ( Night of the Museums )

This year's first stop for us was The neolog Synagogue (1871) but currently functions as House of science and technology. You can also find copies of Michelangelo's fifteen statues here P1190320 P1190308 P1190317 P1190314 On our way to the next destination, we heard the choir from The Evangelic Church, so we paused a bit to listen to the beautiful concert. P1190323 Next destination was The Greek Orthodox church (1824 & 1829). Kecskemét used to be the Greek metropolis of the Danube-Tisza region. At the end of the 17th century Greek merchants settled in the town and they built this church between 1824 and 1829. Look at those wood carvings! P1190328 P1190325 Q&A at the Greek Orthodox Church. The atmosphere was very informal :) P1190330 Seating in the Greek Orthodox church is different from most churches that it is not set in rows but instead around the walls of the church. Visitors listening to the guardian of church. Last stop, and also my favourites of all, The Museum of Hungarian Naive Artists (1976). This place housed the largest collection of naive fine arts in Hungary. Mainly parents like to bring their children here.

Aside from the usual artifacts, Artist is exhibiting his work in one of the galleries until August 2012. His work is just fascinatingly vibrant!

P1190338 Obviously, there are many more museums in Kecskemét but we chose only 3 this time. We figured that this is an annual event that we'll visit others in the coming years. So, stay tune :)
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