Thursday, April 23, 2009

Traveler at the Hungarian Parliment

I visited the Hungarian Parliment building today...

I walked the halls of power...

Sat in for a meeting that no one else showed up for. Sigh...

Then went into the Conference Hall to vote on something, anything- but no one was there... Who is running this place anyway?

So, I did some sight seeing. These beuatiful stained glass windows were removed during WWII and stored in the basement for safe keeping...

I wandered into Saint Stephen's Basilica. Here is the Crown of Saint Stephen, part of which dates from the year 1000! All of the Kings of Hungary were crowned with this very crown! For those of you who do not study History as much as I do , in 1945 the crown was put into the safekeeping of the US Army in to keep it out of the Soviets' hands. It was actually stored in Fort Knox in Kentucky, before being returned by President Carter in 1978. Now, who do I talk to about trying this thing on?

Outside, Sally was back to her usual jokes...

There is no imminent invasion that I know of Sally. I am sure I would have heard about it in Parliment if there were... Now cut it out, you are embarassing me!

That evening we attended Tony's Art Show at an art Gallery in Pest. I helped my friend, Preston mix up some Margaritas in the back room...

Here is one of TC's pen and ink drawings, he sold quite a few of them...

The cats! He also sold quite a few of these, yay!


Well, I am logging off after a busy and tiring day. Tomorrow will bring it's own adventures!



2 comments:

Found art blog said...

How exciting!!! Shame you weren't able to try on the crown. King Traveler 1st of Hungary..... sounds good to me!

Quách Đại ka said...

Actually, you're right. You should've been picked right up and kissed better.
I'll have words with Sally next time I see her!!
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