Tag Archives: Hungary

Quiet is the night.

Silently, almost on tiptoe, a white cover descended on the city. You casually glance out the window and you realise that the landscape has changed. It’s minus something, and everything suggests staying indoors, where there’s warmth and good food. But can … Continue reading

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A quick visit to the countryside

Much of my interest for what I’ve grown to call “no man’s lands” is devoted to small, sleepy villages. As a habit I shun away from those hamlets which happened to become tourist destinations, sprouting an ugly collection of mansions … Continue reading

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Kontroll.

I’m not what you’d call a film expert, for most of what I view is mindless stuff, possibly ridden with explosions and usually on planes; documentaries and short fiction are more to my liking. However, every now and then I … Continue reading

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Widening my cultural horizons – classical concert night

Have you ever read those jokes where books, historical events or theatre plays are synthetized in one or two sentences? You know, those where Homer’s Odyssey is condensed in something along the lines of “A man leaves home for twenty … Continue reading

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A snowfall in provincial Hungary.

Veszprém, raise your hand if you heard about the place. It’s medium-sized city, pretty and dear to my heart but, other than that, pretty much obscure for, I bet, 95% of the world’s population. This is what, in my opinion, makes … Continue reading

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No man’s land(s)

I’ve always been fascinated by what I started to call transient locations. Places you don’t go to but, rather, you go through: airports, stations, bus garages and all those landscapes rolling by your window whilst you’re en route to your destinations. What’s … Continue reading

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Budapest street photography part 3. Glimpses of Erzsébetváros

The shouts were coming from downstairs: three voices, heated up by irritation and slurred by alcohol despite it being 10 AM. My piss-poor Hungarian wouldn’t allow me to grasp anything, but it didn’t matter for this was Blaha Lujza tér’s underpass and, … Continue reading

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Budapest street photography, part 2. Snow in the city.

A thin barrage of small flakes, more akin to ice droplets than to big, wet snowflakes kept falling down from the sky for our entire permanence in the city. Had this happened in London, Boris Johnson would’ve been out reading … Continue reading

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A quiet day at the Atelier

A few months ago I wrote about  Jozséf Perlaki and his son Vince who, in the Hungarian town of Veszprém, are busy reviving the ancient art of stained glass. Today I paid a visit to their atelier, finding them in-between jobs. A … Continue reading

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Budapest street photography, part 1. Trams and bridges.

There are places, I have found, that inspire my photographic side like no other, no matter how poor the product might be. These places are packed to the rafters with quirky features, interesting aspects and angles that make me stop … Continue reading

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