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Land Walls of Theodosius

Last weekend we were in Istanbul. It was an amazing experience, and I’ll probably have a couple of posts about it. But I want to start with what we did Sunday morning. We took...

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Magic Square on Sagrada Familia

While we were in Barcelona recently, we visited the Sagrada Familia. I was particularly impressed by the sculptures on the Passion facade. They were done by Josep Maria Subirachs, and are wonderfully expressive: But...

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Baths

Last weekend we went to the Széchenyi baths in the city park. We got there early, before the horde of Instagramming 20 somethings showed up and took over the place. The interior of the...

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Bagoly

A beautiful spring evening in Budapest. Walking home past all the bookshops. One of which still has a neon owl sign like they did during Communist times.

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Art Nouveau Budapest

Budapest has a lot of art nouveau treasures. Last weekend we set out to learn a bit more about that period. First we visited the György Ráth villa. Rath was the director of one...

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Szökevény

I was out for a walk today and met this beautiful young hawk: When we were looking at the picture later, Chris noticed that she’s wearing jesses. You can see them hanging down below...

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Lomtalanítás

If you’ve ever lived in Boston, I’m sure you know about Allston Christmas. That’s the day all the students move and leave their unwanted furniture littering the sidewalks for others to claim. Today I...

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Národní Technické Muzeum

While we were in Prague, we went to the Národní Technické Muzeum. That’s the Czech National Technical Museum. It’s full of all sorts of interesting machines that we really never see in the West, such...

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Prague

One of the nice things about living in Budapest is that all sorts of interesting places are just a short plane hop away. About a week ago, Chris & I went to Prague for the...

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Bródy Sándor utca

Chris & I are living in Budapest for a couple of months while I help get the new Formlabs office there up and running. Our new address is Bródy Sándor utca. The word utca...