Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Monday, 29 April 2013

#119/365 Pre-loved books

Little hut that sells second-hand books and magazines at the main square.

#Kossuth tér / Kossuth Square

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Friday, 26 April 2013

#116/365 Shelter

Spring normally doesn't last too long over here. The nice spring weather lasted only few weeks, and then  summer took over! The sun was blazing and I took a brief moment to shelter from the heat in the Inst. of Science and Tech., the former Synagogue. The air was cool and completely not affected by the heat outside..ah, nice!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

#114/365 Valentino Kávéház

Valentino cafe is one of the few outlets in our town who has joined the Suspended Coffee programme. Unfortunately, on the day we wanted to contribute to this programme, which was Sunday, it was closed. Next week then..

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

#113/365 City Daily Photo Theme Day: St. George's Day

Officially we celebrate the day of Saint George, the Dragon slayer, on April 24th instead of 23rd..
On the 24th, we have Day of the Police which honors St. George as their patron saint. On the same day, it is also where men named György (George) celebrate their Name day.

We had a tough time finding any official events for this day and googling came to zero!
Finally, our nephew little George came to the rescue :D . He celebrates his first name day tomorrow.
Happy name day Gyurika (George's nick name)!

Click here to view all entries for this theme day. And I'll get around to your entries in a bit...

Monday, 22 April 2013

#112/365 Cifra Palota

Cifra Palota, pronounced chif-ra  pa-lo-ta, means ornamental palace.
Could you believe this was an apartment building before its transitioned to become the town's gallery?
We've been inside once, and the interior is as ornate as the exterior. Let's see if we could make it this summer again to show you around the inside.

# East side of Szabadság tér / square

Saturday, 20 April 2013

#110 The one with the love locks

Have you heard or seen Love locks ?
We, ourselves, have bought lock and placed at one of the towns in Balaton lake, a Hungarian holiday destination. But to our surprise, we stumbled upon our town's very own purpose-built love locks' gate!
We look forward to seeing  the love locks grow. To those who are interested, you can find this gate right outside the town's theatre.

#Katona József Színház / József Katona Theatre.

Friday, 19 April 2013

#109/365 The one with the clown

This clown was walking all over the centre just now. I'm not sure where he came from, as there are no circus or carnival near by. I have to say I was excited to have captured this, it is not everyday you see a clown!

#Szabadság tér / Liberty square

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

#108/365 The one with an "E"

"E" in Tesco, the well-known hypermarket. My guess is these men were doing maintenance job on the signage.

#107/365 The one with the Trabi

I kind of like this mustard yellow Trabi!
Trabi, nick name for Trabant, was a vehicle manufactured in East Germany and commonly used during the communist era. In the city, you hardly see Trabant anymore. However, these days, the brand is sought after by the vintage car enthusiasts.

#Rákóczi út / Rákóczi Street

Monday, 15 April 2013

#105/365 Lakastextil

Lakastextil translates to "flat textile" literally. So, no prize for guessing what the shop is specialised in :D- Anyways, I like the signage. People just don't order signage like this anymore. When time comes, I hope the owner of this textile shop will choose to refurbish it instead of putting it to the landfill.

#Rákóczi Út / Rákóczi Street

Sunday, 14 April 2013

#104/365 Lounging

Open for business early Saturday morning. Normally I'd have no problem sitting alone enjoying a cuppa; but I just didn't have the mood for it this morning. Oh well, maybe next weekend.

#Rákóczi út / Rákócsi street

Thursday, 11 April 2013

#101/365 Easing in

When you see people out and about, you can't help but to be influenced by it and feel cheerful by the sight of all the colours.

ps. Post #101 AND altogether 200 posts over the years! 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

#100/365 International Pillow fight day 2013

It was pillow fight day last Saturday…and WE MISSED IT!!
We were made aware only on Sunday while walking to the local market. The ground was full of feathers, and we immediately realised that pillow fight might have taken place a day before .grrrr..
Since we did attend last year's event, I'll post some old shots never appeared here before ; so that you'll get the idea what it was like.

# More photos from last year here
# Read about the movement here

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

#99/365 Alive

Let's bring out the colours. Ok, there are no rules that say no colours in winter but somehow, grey/black are my go-to colours during winter days and it seems that most of the population in town have the same idea as well. Finally, I could wear my newly bought spring shirts, coincidentally in peach pink too!

#Kecskemét főtér / Kecskemét main square 

Monday, 8 April 2013

#98/365 Energy

It is not visible if you don't pay attention, but more and more you'll see alternative energy sources are being used on public infrastructure. For example, that mini solar panel is being used to power the digital clock below. And the bulbs for the street lamps have been changed to energy saving type.

#Kossuth tér / Kossuth square

Sunday, 7 April 2013

#97/365 Once a upon a time

Can I call this building a "former beauty queen"? You can't really see the details because of the back light; however, I still think it has potential despite the visible wear and tear. Someone please give some TLC soon. Also, I love photos with back light, they just give a certain mood.

#Erkel u. / Erkel St.

Friday, 5 April 2013

#95/365 Not quite

Can't smell spring just yet, but I was delighted to find signs of new life behind a busy street!

#Arany János Ut / Arany János Street

Thursday, 4 April 2013

#94/365 Mixture

How do you feel about the mixing of new and old building together? For me, it will work so long as the  buildings from different periods share a common feature.
In the case where it hasn't work, look pretty much like the photo above, I'm afraid. The newer built is actually not so new anymore, probably were added during the 60s and 70s. From this perspective, it all just seem chaotic.

#Arany János Ut / Arany János Street

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

#93/365 Yellow

Feeling under the weather since yesterday, so hopefully I will get around to visit the entries for theme day later. Meanwhile, I chose this yellow brick road and architecture to brighten up the otherwise gray day!

#Arany János ut / Arany János street

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

#92/365 CDP Theme day : Pedestrian crossing

This theme makes me curious about  the number of crossings scattered around the centre (my brain is full of useless thoughts...). Let's make it easier by starting from where we live to the town square. I counted, based on memory, there are around 12 crossings, for not so big radius !
The one shown above is one of the newest and for that reason also the nicest. The Crossing will take you to Rákóczi Street.

Once again, I'm late in participating CDP theme day; which was yesterday. Anyway, you can see more crossings around the world here.

Monday, 1 April 2013

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