Hungarian rhapsody

2019 week 39

September 25, 2019

On my way to practise I stopped at Tesco Express at Kálvin tér. It was quite busy so I ended up in a long line to the single open register. We moved forward occasionally and finally it brought me into the sunlight beaming through the glass entrance. A middle aged woman in a red jacket, long

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2019 week 38

September 20, 2019

It is fall now here in Budapest. The temperatures have fallen and it can be a tad cold during the night. Fall means changing habits and it is a good thing. The best example I’ve seen to live by the seasons is the film Happy people about the little, remote and isolated village of Bakhtia along

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2019 week 37

September 12, 2019

What is the link between Billie Holiday, The Simpsons, the BBC and a miniature statue in Budapest? This is the story of the pianist and composer Rezső Seress who wrote the song Gloomy Sunday (Szomorú vasárnap) often referred to as “the Hungarian suicide song”. Rezső Seress was born as Rudolf (“Rudi”) Spitzer on the 3rd of November in 1899 in Budapest. In 1932

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2019 week 36

September 7, 2019

New week and the weather is changing. The 3-months heatwave (according to the meteorologists the warmest summer in a long time) is officially over! I like warm weather but there is a limit even for me. It’s nice to change habits from the hot days to more normal temperatures like 20-25. It’s even gonna rain

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2019 week 35.

August 30, 2019

József nádor tér There is a big topic of conversation at the moment, besides the everlasting heatwave. The reopening of Joseph Nador tér. The square is next to Deak Ferenc tér and has been closed off for renovation for some time. It was recently reopened.             Beneath is a garage

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