A Few More Pictures from the Bike Trip

I remember the days of slides and slide projectors (with their revolving cartridges). You would curl up in someone’s living room and watch slide after slide, listening to the explanations along the way. This bike trip from Szolnok to Sátoraljaújhely deserves a slideshow and much more, but since I have no slides or projector, and since I can’t spend all day uploading and explaining photos, I’ll just show a few more here.

The top picture is the gate of the Kisdiófa Panzió és Vendéglő in Vajdácska. The bike isn’t mine. I took the picture yesterday morning (and have taken others of the same gate in past years). From here on, my explanations will refer to the photo immediately above them.

Backtracking a little in time, here’s some more of the greenery of Tokaj.

Here (above) are some medieval ruins in Olaszliszka. I took a picture of the same place last spring, but this one came out better.

Here’s a walkway toward the castle in Sárospatak. I didn’t visit the castle grounds as I usually do, but there will be other times for that.

This was on the road to Sátoraljaújhely.

One of Sátoraljaújhely’s many old, elegant buildings.

And then, just as I was heading into the Sátoraljaújhely train station, this memorial plaque (on the train station’s exterior wall, by the entrance) caught my eye. “Blessed is the memory of the martyrs,” it reads in Hungarian. (I believe the Hebrew says, “Memorial of the Jewish Martyrs of the Shoah,” though I might be slightly off.) “Placed by the Hungarian Evangelical Brotherhood and the János Wesley Pastoral Training Colleger, on the 60th anniversary of the Holocaust, 2004.” Then, at the bottom, “The establishment of the memorial site was supported by the Freight Department of Máv.” (Máv is the national railway company.)

I have been in Hungary now for exactly three years; I arrived on October 30, 2017. And I am just beginning to get to know the country.

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