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Friday, May 27, 2016

6 word - wide

joining with Miriam's lovely meme


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Snap in Budapest

Budapest is stunning with lots of grand architecture both sides of the Danube.  I took this panorama while on a boat Buda is on the left and Pest on the right - the 3 close ups were taken at different times


The statue from the top of the hill is Lady Liberty - the only communist era statue that remains in the city but it was kept as it was such an iconic image on top of the hill.  You can also buy a bottle opener of this image, makign use of the way she is holding up her arms!

I loved all the ornate detail on the bridge - reminded me a lot of the decorations in Vienna - not surprising given that Austria occupied Hungary for many decades.  There are soaring birds on the top of many structures and plenty of other triumphial decoration.

This church is a great example of the mix of architectural styles in many of the buildings - the coloured tiles are made in Hungary and used on many buildings.  The architectural style borrows from several classical and European forms - the same is true on many buildings - as the great architects tended to have travelled widely in Europe and so used all the bits they liked when designing back home.

There really is a lot of grand architecture and lots of decoration on the buildings - I got a crick in my neck from looking up so much.  I was suprised at how little evidence there is of the decades of communist rule in the architecture in the centre of the city.

Enjoying all you snap sets and happy to see so many of you still taking part each week.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday Memorandum chicks

A big sunny wave to you all on a nice spring morning

Plenty of new life on the river this week

goose, swan, duck, gooseander

These would have made a good snap set but I already have a Budapest set ready and these are too cute to not share. 

I spent an interesting afternoon on Saturday at another new activity - Forum Theatre.  The idea is to use theatre to examine an issue - both for the people creating the piece and the audience.  At the performance there is a play about 10 minutes long which shows the main character trying to reach a goal but being thwarted along the way.  Then the audience is asked to think of things the main character could do differently and the play is run again but the audience is invited to stop the action and try a different approach or choice for the main character.  It results in some very ineresting discussions. 

Wishing you all a good week.

Friday, May 20, 2016

6 words Goal

Joining Miriam in her lovely meme