Slavenka Drakulic’s “A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism” is a playfully composed book of essays, each specific to a different European country’s experience with communism. The narrator varies is each story, but is always an animal, a la “Animal Farm”. This satire educates while it entertains, enabling the reader to understand what life … Continue reading A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism
Our new pub crawl friends! 1. Me and Tim with Sam and Kerry. 2. Us with Virendra, Kajal, Megan, Arielle, Marcello and our pub tour guide.
Scenes along the Danube riverfront. 1. Parliament building. 2. Shoe memorial representing Jews who were thrown into the river in WWII.
There are plans to unveil a monument representing Germany forcing Hungary into supporting Nazism in WWII. The monument is controversial as critics say it is a misrepresentation of history and that Hungary needs to also take responsibility. These are pictures from the protest outside where the monument will be built.
Remnants of Communism. 1. Building style. 2. The national television station, which produced two channels, focusing on science and propaganda. 3. The last standing monument to the Soviets in Budapest.
Views from Castle Hill. 1. Me and Tim with the Danube river and Pest behind us. 2. Chain bridge stretching across the Danube and St Stephen’s Basilica in the distance.
Views from the Chain Bridge. 1. The Hapsburg royal summer palace in Buda. 2. The impressive Parliament in Pest.