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Old 05-23-2008, 09:30 PM
temmel temmel is offline
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Default TE meeting in Hungary (Budapest)

It's time for the first TE meeting in Budapest,
which will take place on Saturday, June 28st & Sunday June 29st.
For any information about this meeting you can contact me
or Isabela

Best Regards,
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:52 PM
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A little agenda and maybe suggestions for place(es) to stay etc. is welcome..

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Old 05-25-2008, 10:17 AM
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Nice idea.
I could be interesting. I am always interesting to meet TE members and discover new places.
I will see if it is possible.
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:01 PM
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as mentioned:
Looks interesting.
Does the meeting includes more than the date of the weekend?

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Old 06-11-2008, 08:05 PM
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I confirm my participation to the meeting in Budapest
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:45 PM
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Ha ha ha
Me the last commenting here:)
I didn't know about this thread started by Linda :)
Bertrand tell me if you received my email?
See you soon
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:11 PM
isabela_sor isabela_sor is offline
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And we hope we will enjoy the program of this TE meeting :)
TE meeting Budapest june 28th

We meet at MÁRVÁNY UTCA . in the train station at 9 am ....from there with the 105 bus to the
(where we meet the hungarian TE members)
Heroes' Square, where Andrássy Avenue concludes, is the biggest and most impressive square of Budapest. In the middle stands the Millenium Monument, with Archangel Gabriel on top, holding the double cross of Christianity and the Holy Hungarian Crown.

The left side of the is bordered by the Museum of Fine Arts, which holds the world's second largest collection of Spanish Art, on the right side is the Art Hall, giving home to temporary exhibitions in Budapest.

2.Behind Heroes' Square, the City Park Lake is perfect for boating in the summer, and ice-skating in the wintertime (the ice is artificial and of good quality). The entertainment and cultural facilities of the City Park (Budapest Zoo, Funfair, Municipal Circus, Vajdahunyad Castle, the museum of Agriculture and Transport, the Petőfi Cultural Hall and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath) are among the most sought after tourist sights in Budapest.

3.after th City park...we go back to d Heroes Square and walk along d ANDÁSSY AVENUE
the avenue, named after former Prime Minister of Hungary Gyula Andrássy, is two and a half kilometres long and has three distinct parts.

Between Heroes' Square and Kodály Körönd stands the recently renovated 5-star Hotel Andrássy, designed by the 1896 Athens Olympic champion swimmer Alfred Hajos. The Neo-Renaissance building of the Art School of Budapest, and the apartment-museum depicting the life of Zoltán Kodály are also in this part of the avenue.

Between Kodály Körönd and Oktogon is a blue but gloomy building, which used to house the secret police of the Nazis in World War II, and also the state police of the Communist regime, the dreaded AVH. Today it is a museum called the House of Terror, commemorating the victims of these brtutal regimes in a permanent exhibition.

In the downtown part of the avenue(between Oktogon- ERZSÉBET square) some say that the most impressive building is the State Opera House, others think that the former Institute of Ballet deserves this title. This part of the avenue also gives home to the Old Academy of Music, the Old Art Hall and the Budapest School of Performing Arts.

The first underground railway of continental Europe, the Millenium Underground was built under Andrássy Avenue. Used by the public since the year 1896, it is still an important part of Budapest's transport system. The line was later extended to be able to transport people to new parts of the city beyond Heroes' Square in 1973.

4.close to Erzsébet tér to the north is the St. Stephen's Basilica. The construction works have started as early as 1851, but due to a series of unlucky events (the death of the original architect and the multiple collapsing of the dome) it was oly finished in 1905. Having suffered grievous damage in WWII, and due to lack of renovation, its restoration began in 1983 and was not finished until as late as the year 2003 - but then, the square in front of it underwent major renovation too, and the area is back in its old glamour. The church commemorates the first Christian king of Hungary, St. Stephen, whose right hand is on permanent display in the church. The circular balcony of the church provides a wonderful view of the city.

12.30- 14.00 ..lunch time at the Erzsébet square-..... which was designated to be the site of a new National Theatre of Hungary in the 90-s. The construction works have duly started, and the foundations of the building were laid down, but as a result of some nasty political battles and a change of government, the National Theatre ended up having been built elsewhere - in a somewhat remote part of the city, but next to the Danube in the south. There used to be a huge, ugly construction site in the ground where the quaint, modern park and cultural centre are today for years - locals simply called it The Hole, and there is a club called Gödör there today, the Hungarian translation of the word.
(gyros, lángos or something fast food)... in d Erzsébet park....

walk in d park, and Deák square..visting tfrom outside d Grand Synagogue which about half a kilometre away from Erzsébet tér...

We meet at Deak Sq. in front of the church steps..at 14.00
.and walk on the „Fashion Street" - glamorous Vörösmarty tér... the terminal of the Millennium Underground, bordered from the north by the huge and beautiful Gerbeaud-House, on the ground-floor of which we find the Café Gerbeaud, opened in 1858. With 350 seats and the best of Hungarian home-made pastry such as the Dobos-cake, Somló sponge cake and plum pie, it is likely to be your best bet.
There is d building of the Vigadó. At the end of Vigadó Let's walk along the Budapest Danube Corso (Dunakorzó), from where there is a beautiful view of the Castle Hill,..

Walking across the Chain Bridge to BUda side.. ( Bridge festival there .---art, music festival.....)
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is the first permanent bridge over the Danube between Buda and Pest. Built in 1849, it played a major role in the unification of Pest, Buda and Óbuda later in 1873. Its length is just 202 metres

7. walking up to d Csatle hill to d The Buda Castle District
from 16.00- 18.30
Budapest History Museum – Castle Museum:
Hungarian National Gallery
In the main square of the castle quarter, there are a lot of sights to see around the Matthias Church, which was „improved" in the late 19th century. You can see the old Baroque City Hall of Buda
You can also see the Fishermen's Bastion and the monument of St. Stephen from here..
Maria Magdalena towerThe construction of the church began in 1250, so it has a long history, but this tower was the only one to survive the last war. The outline of the church can be seen in the pavement, and a Gothic window was compiled from the fragments.

18.30 meeting in the Szentháromság square.....go down to the Batthyány square...to the Danube bank for dinner
to the Sunny corner Bar...opposite the Parliemant building...
blue hour shooting, night shots..or what u want...SANTANA concert in the city this night.for FREE... and other summer festivals too..

Thanks Linda :)
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