Thursday, May 31, 2007

#360 - Paving art

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Cobblestones found at Szöllősy Géza Square, don't you just love them?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

#359 - Speciality

'Szentes paprika' a.k.a. white paprika is a special mild sweet paprika. It's mainly for stuffed paprika, which is a speciality of Hungary. They're also good as pickle, stuffed with white or red cabbage. Anyone tried that before? Personally, I prefer them raw in sandwiches because of the appetising aroma....this is making me hungry!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

#358 - when dry on inspiration...


28/5/07 (23:51)
my creativity is runny low at the moment..so, am posting the moon above me tonight.
ps. am posting 2 posts at the same time. So do scroll down to see yesterday's post, thanks! :)
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Monday, May 28, 2007

#357 - catch of the day


besides getting our heart rates up, another reward from our daily stroll is capturing what's blooming at the sidewalks.

ps..i'm terribly late in posting, but better late than never, right?

Sunday, May 27, 2007

#356 - Stork news


When nothing happens, storks become the news! At least in this blog :p
Where are the other 2 birds? Last year we had 3, but I've only noticed 1 bird thus far..Does that mean the stork's "workload" is not as busy this year? ooooh, not too good when we want to boost the population :)

Few more hours to Monday, you all have a good week!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

#355 - Summer of 2007


Here's a feel of the summer to come. These girls are already creating memories. They'd still remember the time they spent at this spot. On the other hand, hopefully this wooden platform would still be around :) Do you remember your last summer?

Wish you a wonderful weekend!

ps. due to last min. changes to plan, am rushing again -_- read your comments and posts later!

Friday, May 25, 2007

#354 - Staring game

was standing outside the garage. A man not far away said loudly (i think to me) "Két bagoly van a fán! Innen jobban látszik! "

me : ??? *signs* me no speak Hungarian


moments later....oh, i SEE.



Seriously, whenever I look at the photo i want to laugh.

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Adorable, isn't it? Looks more like a stuffed toy though...
ps. Got to go, be back later

Thursday, May 24, 2007

#353 - salute


In this heat, i just don't feel like doing anything (which explains my absence from Blogosphere). Was sitting somewhere shady yesterday waiting for someone, even then i was perspiring! During which I saw couple of guys jogged by..I salute them!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

#352 - Red in Liget


Roses in bloom by the tennis court within the liget (li get =park)

sorry, am back dating due late post!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

#351 - Uniquely yours


The ride is a hybrid of bike and car. Have you seen anything like it before?
In this heat, i think the shade serves as a great sun blocker. However, on the overall it's a little creepy especially with the splurge of animal fur. That's not all, if you think the front is slighty eccentric, wait til you see the back. ...sorry, just my opinion. Whatever it is, it made my day ;)

ps. reply to your comments later, thank u...

Monday, May 21, 2007

#350 - Resumé


Szentes' Engineering Battalion.
Specialise in road/bridge building and water purification.
Exprience in disaster relief, participated in NATO missions in Afghanistan, Serbia, Cypress, Africa, Iraq etc etc

Don't they look uber cool in they way their lining up? :o

Sunday, May 20, 2007

#349 - Hidden beauty 2

After much googling, this wooden structure remains a mystery to me. Is it a granary or a barn? why is it in a middle of housing estate? (see wide angle to understand what i'm talking about)

The lower part of the structure was built of cement and as tall as I am (+/- 5'7"). So, I could only photograph the wooden ceiling to get a nice angle. I love the amazing wood design! Can you feel the strength of the works? Would be great to convert into some museum or any public facility. It's a pity that such a beauty is left with no one caring for it...

I know this is a lengthy post for relaxing sunday. Hope i didnt make you yawn . .Happy Sunday!

update 24/5/07
the barn was common storage for maize.
the structure is protected history property.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

#348 - Coincidental abstract

sighted opposite Lidl supermarket today..
The blue rusty metal wall framed by window, almost like an abstract art..would you hang it in your living room?

Trust you're having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, May 18, 2007

#347 - Looking up

Our fehér ház (white house) is a six-storey block of flats! I learnt about the name recently and was scratching my head...where is the fehér (white)?Perhaps decades ago it was....

Anyway, in the morning I tried to find the most suitable angle but the building is just not photogenic (like me!). In the end, i just frame it as i did in my earlier post. So, this shot may seemed déjàvu to some of you.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

#346 - Looking down

White house is of course in Washington DC.
White house in St.Paul, MN (Carol E)
these stairs will lead you to......White house (fehér ház) in Szentes, stay tune for tomorrow

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

#345 - Just another day for u and me

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Life, oh life
Oh life, oh.. life...
do do do do

She's not homeless, just scouring for some usable items..

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

#344 - ??

"Nonsense and beauty have close connections." — E. M. Forster
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I'm trying to interpret this composition. In fact, looking at it make no sense at all! I do find it somehow amusing. Firstly, was simply amazed at the amount of green present. Then there is this mini car camouflaging in this woodlands ..what a star addition! Hmmm..still doesn't make sense..all I can say is have a green day!

Monday, May 14, 2007

#343 - Life through rose tinted glass

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Every visit to the liget (li-get = park) we're sure to expect nature bringing us something new each week. Look at what we got as a gift for walking the distance :)

Obviously I've enchanced the photo with what I'd like to call the " see life through rose tinted glass" effect.. do you like it?

Have a positive week ahead, everyone!
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Sunday, May 13, 2007

#342 - R & R

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Go fishing , picnic or simply be with your family..Happy Sunday!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

#341 - Gaudi inspired?


Well, the building appeared slightly in curve, an illusion as a result of my panorama shots stitched together. However, see the wavy loggia? that is for real, making it one of the more funky buildings in town. It functions as an apartment cum retail block, where Venezia Pizzaria is located. After staring it for a while, am feeling kind of nausea :p Which is the funkiest building in your town/city? Do show-off , please.

My appologies for not replying to your comments yet 'cos have some errands to run today. Meanwhile, enjoy your weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2007

#340 - Sunset May 7

Have time for another silhouette?

The dome has been featured many times here, here, and here under different lights. Do click on the links to review the older posts.

As mentioned before, once construction is completed it will be restored as the longest nave in the country. I will be right here waiting to get inside..

Thursday, May 10, 2007

#339 - One for the album


Finally I got my first rainbow shot for the archive! Another item off my wish list :) Next is to see the completion of that construction site (bottom left), it's been 3+ years with slow progress ; so, a change of view would be nice.
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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

#338 - 36 types of pizza to choose from

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Haven't had a meal at Venezia for a while now, simply because pizzas are not high on my craving list plus I prefer to make my own tiramisu . But the place is definitely worthy of a visit, especially since yesterday we discovered their very erős (spicy) pepperoni pizza, very satisfying for my personal tastebuds..for that I have an excuse to call for a delivery or visit them more often. So the question of the day - do you have a fave. pizza place?

Venezia Pizzéria
12-14, Szent Imre Herceg Street

oh, forgot to mention that the wonderful murals were commissioned by local art studio Holt pont. Also, my personal model asked to clarify that is not him in the photo but a customer ;)
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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

#337 - Human nature

Yesterday 07/05/07
These days I no longer care about the curious stare(s) I get when I squat or kneel when snapping my subjects..well, they just remain stares. This time from far away 2 kids saw my strange behaviour, they pulled their dad to where we were because the toddlers thought I was walking my tiny pet due to my squating position. They wanted to see what kind of pet I have :D . We told the father that I was just photographing the sky which he replied - "oh, interesting.." with a not-so-impressed face ..hahahaha .. such a day reminds me of the joy of doing DP!

FYI, the vibrant yellow new built on the far right is what most modern apartments look like .. what kind of trend is happening in your city/town?

Monday, May 07, 2007

#336 - Flowers' "job"


The photo documents a random street scene and reminded me of Abe's (Brookville DP) post on Life and death.

In the foreground is a long row of live flowers decorating the front office of a bank. They are free to grow and wilt according to nature's clock. They may possibily make some random passer- bys smile.

In contrast, the hive of activity you see in the background are road side flowers sellers doing breezy business on Mother's day (yesterday). These flowers may be restricted into vases in the end but they still give a smile to receipients..

whichever side you support, I wish you a great week ahead :)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

#335 - Almost


View out the window last night, almost caught the lightening...

Wish u Happy Sunday, and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Farewell '07


Do you remember your highschool farewell? Mine was ermm.....ten plus years ago! And nothing as big-of-a-deal as how students celebrate here, which happens today.
Was out to get some perisable in the morning, the streets were buzzling with parents and relatives escoting their sons/daughters with bouquets in hand. You can tell how proud and what a happy day it was for them.

The photo - I think they are no year book, instead each graduating class designs a board which is displayed on shop windows around town. This is my fave design.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Made in the UK


In Szentes there are quite a number of retail shops that advertise their shop front with UK and/or German flags. If you don't mind out of season fashion and you want value for money quality clothing, then why not shop here?
But someone told me that the clothings /accessories are in fact 2nd hand..hmmm, well if it is in good condition, why not recycle it, right?

**Update
Gerald of
Hyde DP raised an interesting issue on 2nd-hand clothing. Read it in the comment box to find out more.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Thank you



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A big Thank You to all performers who entertained us through out the May day celebrations (Apr29-May1)! We had special concert from various musicians/artists including brass band from Katowice, Poland. Our very own brass band gave me goose bumps (the good kind) ..can't explain why? I just feel proud seeing them marching down the main street on lantern night playing wonderful tunes. Not forgetting, I salute my belly dancing mates for enduring the chilly evening weather, performing a wonderful 30mins. routine for all of us :)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

DP Theme day : City Exchange


City exchange *brain storming*light bulb*... let's do Szentes' sister cities/town, fantastic!

Will just focus on one city which is Markgröningen(Germany) . Obviously I haven't been to the area but would really love to see the place for myself because...
am curious of what happens at a Shepherd's Race (a tradition since 1445)!
If I'm there for the race, I could attend their international music festival. Of course, the great attraction for me is their gorgeous architecture such as the one shown above. Can't wait!

FYI, our sister cities/towns incl :-
Bácskatopolya (Yugoslavia), Bunol (Spain), Markgröningen (Germany), Dubravuta-Újszentes (Romania), Sankt Augustin (Germany), Hof Ashqelon (Israel), Kaarina (Finland), Skierniewice (Poland)

See others city exchange (coding copied from Hyde Daily Photo)
1 Sydney's Sally visits Kurnell ~~ 2 Singapore's Zannie posts flowers ~~ 3 Tokyo travels in time ~~ 4 Shanghai hides a secret ~~ 5 Kyoto has visitors ~~ 6 Evry thinks New York ~~ 7 Keropok Man brings Sydney to Singapore ~~ 8 Grenoble visits Bilbao ~~ 9 Nelson displays Budapest ~~ 10 Dubai goes to New York ~~ 11 Kuala Lumpur goes to Penang ~~ 12 Melbourne thinks Brighton ~~ 13 Joensuu goes back in time ~~ 14 Paris goes to San Francisco ~~ 15 Stavanger thinks Mississippi ~~ 16 Sharon hails NYC ~~ 17 Tuzla seems all at sea ~~ 18 Budapest displays Nelson ~~ 19 Bastia goes to London ~~ 20 Szentes twins with Markgröningen ~~ 21 Newcastle upon Tyne thinks New York ~~ 22 Kitakami goes to Fereriwo ~~ 23 Jakarta has a statue ~~ 24 Anderson goes to Americus ~~ 25 Tenerife thinks Venezuela ~~ 26 Bath is in New York ~~ 27 Torino thinks Beijing ~~ 28 Stayton goes to Portland ~~ 29 Montréal goes to Köln & Lyon ~~ 30 Naples, Florida thinks South of France ~~ 31 Carol is lost in St Paul ~~ 32 Buenos Aires posts a question ~~ 33 Mazatlan thinks Middle East ~~ 34 Kate is home in St Paul ~~ 35 Seoul goes to Inchen ~~ 36 Boston goes to Granada ~~ 37 New York's Ming is in Europe ~~ 38 Wellington thinks of Hiroshima ~~ 39 Villigen thinks Texas ~~ 40 Phoenix goes to Santa Fe ~~ 41 Greenville thinks Rome ~~ 42 Los Angeles thinks Asia ~~ 43 Hamburg goes to Paris ~~ 44 Sydney's Nathalie returns to Paris ~~ 45 Albuquerque goes to Holbrooke ~~ 46 Hyde goes to Reykjavik ~~ 47 Arradon goes cycling ~~ 48 Baziège goes camping ~~ 49 San Diego thinks Barcelona ~~ 50 Mainz doesn't need to go anywhere ~~ 51 Nottingham goes to Sydney ~~ 52 Tel Aviv goes to Ceaserea ~~ 53 Seattle's Kim thinks Paris ~~ 54 Stockholm thinks Scotland ~~ 55 Honolulu thinks Mexico ~~ 56 Rome thinks New York ~~ 57 Lyon thinks Venice ~~ 58 Hong Kong goes to Vancouver ~~ 59 Cape Town goes to Dinan ~~ 60 Auckland goes to Wellington ~~ 61 Brookeville is at a museum ~~ 62 Manila's Anne shows skyscrapers ~~ 63 Toruń goes to Ostróda ~~ 64 Cork goes to Denton, Texas ~~ 65 Moscow thinks London ~~ 66 Joplin goes to Stuttgart ~~ 67 Asheville thinks London ~~68 Madrid goes to Slovenia ~~ 69 Oulu posts a balcony ~~ 70 Baton Rouge thinks France ~~ 71 Selma, Alabama thinks Mexico ~~ 72 Manila's Pusa goes to Subic ~~ 73 Wailea has joined a circus ~~ 74 Adelaide goes to Pisa ~~ 75 Cheltenham goes to Tetbury ~~ 76 St Louis thinks Ireland ~~ 77 Madison's Chris thinks Thailand ~~ 78 Vantaa thinks Helsinki ~~ 79 Bucaramanga goes to Paris ~~ 80 Sequim's Lavendar Lady has been and come back ~~ 81 Vancouver thinks England ~~ 82 Monte Carlo goes to Platja d'Aro ~~ 83 Menton goes to New York ~~ 84 Cypress goes to Spring ~~ 85 Monmouth County goes to Poughkeepsie & Louisburg ~~ 86 Ocean Township goes to New York ~~ 87 Seattle's Susan goes to San Diego ~~ 88 Truxillo goes to San Salvador ~~ 89 Chandler thinks Tuscany ~~ 90 Luxembourg goes to Berlin ~~ 91 Miama visits the Everglades ~~ 92 London goes to Dublin ~~ 93 Selma, NC goes to Fayetteville ~~ 94 Jerusalem goes to Nyanga ~~ 95 Belfast goes to Paris ~~ 96 Hayle goes to Lourdes ~~ 97 Ioannina thinks Spain ~~ 98 Saarbrücken thinks Ireland then goes to Calpe, Spain ~~ 99 Lubbock goes to Glasgow ~~ 100 Omaha goes to Antigua
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