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vineri, 24 februarie 2012

Bike trip in Hungary with my friend Marius Reghis ( august 2009) - part 4 - the magnificent SZEKESFEHERVAR - and a splendid palace

Roaming about the streets we reach a gorgeous statuary complex.

The next amaizing architectural landmark we come across is an old and glorious church. Its stone's portal welcomes us.

Then we visit some medieval cobblestones' streets which are rather narrow keeping a particular charm.

This town is indeed one of the best in the Central Europe. I highly recommend it.

Soon we reach an intersting mausoleum.

The architecture here is so spectacular and attractive.

We are lucky to see a group of teenagers dressed up in medieval attires.

Then we draw near to a balcony that seems to be taken out of a fairy-tale.

The plants are not missing, too.

We continue our tour in this wonderful after we drink something outside a tavern.

Here even the banks have the head office in stylish old buildings.

Soon we get to another gorgeous architectural masterpiece that has to be immortalized.

Before we leave this truely urban gem of Pannonia, i snap another photo of my friend Marius that takes on an haughty appearence.

On our way to Balaton, after about one hour of cycling, in a village we suddenly encounter one of the most imposing palaces we have ever seen.

Inside the palace we see a map with the family tree of the noblemen who owned the palace and the surrounding estates.

It's quite a pity that a wing of the palace is in bad condition. The facade needs restoration.

In another chamber we see some hunting trophies.

The lawn is perfect, the architecture is quite astonishing.

To my sheer joy, I run into some fragrant flowers.

I do hope one day I will return to this architectural masterpiece of Pannonia. Sincerely it looks like a palace from the Loire Valley.
But now even the name of the village where this palace is, remains an enigma to me.

So, Hungary is a land of choice.

Sylvie Vartan - Dedicatie cicloturistelor delicate!

Bike trip in Hungary with my friend Marius Reghis ( august 2009) - part 3 - The urban gem - SZEKESFEHERVAR - a marvalous town

We really enjoy this tasty pizza and the spanish beer. Cheers my friend!

Then we head for the Balaton lake. We pass through many nice-looking vilagges with snug cottages.

The night overtakes us but we decide to cycle by the moonlight after putting on some headlights. We enjoy the nightriding a lot! We look like two cycling ghosts riding in Pannonia.

When we get tired I pitch our tent behind the first bush we come across. We don't know where we are and i won't ever remember where we slept that night.
In the morning we see where we slept and we are ready for the next adventure.

Within no more than one hour of cycling we get to Szekesfehervar.

We start visiting this town. First we see an interesting jewish church.

Then we get to the center and we see the oldest church of the town.

Nearby we spot an well preserved archeological site.

It is such a gloriuos day just perfect for visiting a lovely town. We feel so good!

This site is quite spectacular and we see some ivy covering an old building.

We start walking on the cobbled roads. There are plenty of people.

We get to an interesting stone globe.

This is quite an impressive town teeming with tourists.

Suddenly we get to a grand church.

We go inside to visit it and to say a short prayer thanking God for such a good life on two wheels.

The interior is awe-inspiring full of masterpieces.

We are really delighted by what we see in this town whose name is so hard to pronounce or to remember.

We continue our tour in this town and we see beautiful teens.

All of a sudden we find an interesting character from times immemorial.

C. Jerome - C'est moi! - dedicatie fostelor mele primavaratice iubiri