Daily Journal: Saturday, 1 April 2017

Had a good night’s sleep last night. Almost too good since I was going to wake up and watch the opening of the Spring Festival. I made it down to Heros’ Square just in time to watch Hugarian folk dancers before heading over to the castle nearby.

Remember the skating rink from a few month’s ago. All gone now. Beautiful weather.

From here I headed back to the flat to take a nap and then get ready for a concert.

Took a picture of the escalator down to the Metro station. The length of the escalator is fairly typical of most stations. The escalator also moves quickly, so best to be ready when hopping on and off.

On the way back, saw some Oregon Grape growing nearby to my flat.

Rather than describe the whole event, a link below gives most of the detail.

http://www.btf.hu/event?id=80811

Ceiling of the concert hall:

Program Listing:

  1. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro – Overture
  2. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro – Deh vieni, non tardar…
  3. Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Intermezzo
  4. Puccini: Turandot – Tu che di gel sei cinta
  5. Puccini: La bohème – Sì, mi chiamano Mimì
  6. Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 1
  7. Dvořák: Rusalka – Song to the Moon
  8. Gershwin: Cuban Overture
  9. Gershwin: Porgy and Bess – Summertime
  10. Shostakovich: Waltz No. 2
  11. Khachaturian: Sword Dance

We also heard four encores too. I had a little trouble finding the venue but got there in time to rest a few moments before the curtain went up.

Had a nice walk back to the flat. Courtesy of GPS, and my getting a little off course, was able to see some of the nightlife in the city. Maybe I’ll try to plan more activities at night. I generally like getting back to the flat late in the afternoon. Maybe time for a change.

Took a picture of the view from my flat. Nice to see the leaves start to appear on the trees.

 

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