Saturday, 26 February 2011
Tinted memories of Hungary
I was supposed to have dinner at a vegan restaurant called Bistro Artesana today, but noticed they close at 6 pm. which means we will not make it in time. BA has become one of my favorite restaurants. They serve delicious vegan food.
I´m going to a consert tonight with an old friend. We haven´t seen each other in years. I think last time we met was when we participated in an international hot air balloon event in Hungary...it was slightly wierd that I ended up in the hungarian countryside attending this event - I´m not a hot air balloonist! I took a train from Budapest and sat next to a woman carrying a basket filled with small chicks. I got off the train to change for a local train in the middle of a field. Alone. I have no idea how I ended up finding my way to where the hot air balloon event took place;) The others were already there, they had driven a van. I ended up reading maps, running through fields (in one field I met a hungarian cow - for a split second I had to think, is this a cow or a bull...), carrying heavy hot air balloon "things" (see, I don´t even know the names of the "things"), sleeping in a really crappy bed and partying! And most of these activities I did wearing a heavy fireproof coverall! On my way home I stopped at Tokaji, climbed a hill and tasted Tokaji wine. At the tourist-information I asked if there was any possibility to rent a bicykle - they said I could rent a horse! I stayed one night in Budapest and met an american couple who told me they had "done Amsterdam before they did Budapest" and that they were not impressed. I have no idea if they were unimpressed by Amsterdam or Budapest. I thought it wisest to simply reply with an Aha;)
Oh, I simply have to share this link to a sweet youtube clip called The tragedy of first position. Oh my;)
Above is a holy card I have tinted. I know, it´s perhaps not a good idea to colour old things - but it looked really dull in b/w. I think it became so delicate tinted.