Double-Decker Trains Rolling on the Tracks Back-and-Forth Budapest

 Those who take the train to the capital to work or participate in a program … here is the first double-decker train in Hungary.

Rail is one of the safest and most environmentally friendly modes of transport.

The Budapest-Nyugati-Cegléd-Szolnok train departed from Nyugati Railway Station at 6 am on March 15, 2020. Double-decker trains will run on the two busiest suburbs, Budapest-Nyugati-Vác-Szob and Budapest-Nyugati-Cegléd-Szolnok. The production of double-deck trains is provided by Stadler Bussnang AG. performs.

From April, passengers will be able to meet the new double-decker trains on the Budapest-West-Vác-Szob railway line. After March, there will be one more KISS pilot in April and May each, and in June another seven KISS will be tested. The 11th vehicle is due to start in August, and another 21-story power train will be available by the end of 2022.

Passengers are equipped with an age-appropriate passenger information system, air-conditioned spacious train with 600 seats. It will be equipped with three standard and can be used by a disabled sink, and 4 wheelchair, and 12 bike or 5 stroller can be supplied, as well as for Wi-Fi, mobile phones and laptops charging network connections, as well as state of the art camera system will have a multi-functional spaces.

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First in Hungary – Douglas Kirkland – Mythos and Legend –  Manor House @ Budapest

“Coco Chanel” and „An Evening with Marilyn Monroe”

by Douglas Kirkland

Viewable: March,17. – May, 10. 2020. – Open: Noon – 7 p.m.  

Hungarian House of Photography – Manor House @ Budapest

District, VI., 20. Nagymező Str. 

Douglas Kirkland (1934) known as photographer of film and stars in the 60s and made a name for himself with photos to the present day by photographing many Hollywood celebrities, such as the American actress Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and many other Hollywood legends.

In 1961, during one night, he recorded 55 shots of Marilyn Monroe for Look magazine. Of course, Marilyn Monroe has been the subject of countless photographs … not without being one of the greatest stars of the mid-20th century, but perhaps of all cinema. Even after so many years, Marilyn Monroe photographs are as delighting as she was when she first set foot in Hollywood. In 1961, Marilyn Monroe, 35, was at the peak of her career. With amazing successes (Some Like it Hot,  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Bus Stop,  My Week with Marilyn, Failures and Successes and so on. She filmed these films with private setbacks (three miserable marriages, including those with Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller) behind her. See, admire the “MovieVille” rare snaps of Marilyn Monroe.

Also can be viewed Kirkland’s series of 1962,  when he spent 21 days taken sixty episode of Coco Chanel. One of the  notable quotes:  … “Fashion fades, only style remains the same” by Coco Chanel. 

“French fashion designer and businesswoman born 1883-1971., was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand. She was credited with the post-World War I era with liberating women from the constraints of the “corseted silhouette” and popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style … (source wikipedia)

Kirkland have had been shooting more than 100 films and has been featured in legendary films such as 2001: Space Shuttle, Butch Cassidy and The Puppy Sundance, Far from Africa, Titanic or Great Gatsby. His works have been exhibited all over the world, from the National Portrait Gallery in London to the GeorgeEastman Museum.

The Manor House features a legendary series of two special women. These two grand series prove that Douglas Kirkland’s oeuvre is a unique treasure trove of Hollywood celebrities and pop culture for the past half century.

Locals and foreigners are mnore than welcomed to see the exhibition, if you are around rollinginbudapest. 

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PressRelease – St.Patrick Day – March,17. 2020.

This year on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day will be Black Tuesday for especially in Ireland. In many points of the world will be where also Irish descendants are from head-to-toe dressed in green along the dressing parade, rooms and greenish folks due to viral diseases. The celebration of this year, the huge cultural celebrations St. Patrick’s Festival will be missing the vibrant and dynamic showcase to be celebrated heritage, both traditional and contemporary due to viral diseases.

Huge festival will not take place, but most probably personally organized groups in greenish outfits will be seen on the streets of Budapest celebrating St. Patrick Day.

St Patrick, St Brigid of Kildare and St Columba are Ireland’s patron saints. St Patrick’s Day became a public holiday in Ireland due to the Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act 1903. It is also celebrated around the world, particularly in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.


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The 19th Syngenta Wine Competition Siófok – Lake Balaton

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At the 19th National Syngenta Wine Competition Award took place at Siófok (Lake Balaton), were 555 wines, therefrom 313 white wines, 155 red wines and 87 roses – competed from Region of Zala to Tokaj. Most entries arrived from the Kunság, Tokaj, Villány and Szekszárd wine regions.

This year’s wine competition featured light, white, reductive, fragrant wines like Irsai Oliver and Sauvignon Blanc, but they also met beautiful Italian Riesling, Chardonnay wines.

To achieve excellent wines had to protect the plantations from the extreme weather conditions throughout 2019. Due to professional success, choosing appropriate products, green technology and efficient work on time bought the fine unique taste in the glass.

According to the jury’s decision, the best SynVino awards this year went out to the Tokaji Essence of Csubák Family Winery 2013, the Csanád Cuvée of Csaba Koch Vinart Winery 2015, the 2019 Gold Italian Riesling of Paulus Molnár Wine House and the St. Petersburg Wine Cellar Ltd. Winner. The Champion- SynVino Award and Gold medal, was recognized in rewarding the best rosé wine of the competition … Hungary’s Best New Wine of the Year Nero Rosé of Kiskőrös.

The Great Gold award was received by the Royal Tokaji Winery, the Csubák Family Winery and the Babits Winery Ltd.

Furthermore, the jury awarded 98 gold, 316 silver, 125 bronze awards and 8 producers were handed award certificates.

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March, 8. – Women’s Day at Rath Villa @ Budapest

District, VI., 12  Városligeti Alley  – Budapest

3 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

On the 8th of March, 2020 from 3 p.m. ladies are awaited on the occasion of the International Women’s Day with a special program at the György Ráth Villa to join the special exhibition titled: “Our Secession and the Gemstone.”

During the guided walk, participants will be able to wear costumes and get acquainted with the villa’s Art Nouveau interiors and artifacts, evocative of the turn of the century. Focusing on the feminine side of the Art Nouveau, its distinctive feminine objects, some exceptional female creators and its inspirations. Each lady will be welcomed as their guests with a single flower, and it may not be forbidden … but now-a-days think twice whether to steal a kiss under the mistletoe or in the shade of a palm tree on this holiday.

Entry ticket price: 1500HUF

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Art and Music Goes Well – Art Vinyl Award Winners of 2019.

The Best Art Vinyl 2019 Award Winners

At the Koppel Project Gallery in Soho London, the Best Art Vinyl 2019 Award Winners were announced.

Francesco Dell’Orto for the Klone album ‘Le Grand Voyage’

Artwork and Design Tom Dubois/Hingston Studio for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album ‘Ghosteen’

Design and Art Direction Hvass & Hannibal for the Efterklang album ‘Altid Sammen’

Thanks to the nominations panel and all of those who voted for their favorits. The full list of the 50 most popular designs along with previous winners can all be found at

For music and art collectors, if they have a record in mind, one piece of cover art can capture a time, place, event or simply a piece of musical excellence.

About the frame was designed especially to compensate for any differences in thickness of album or 12″ records. This is done by the unique ‘sponge finger’ system on the back of the Flip Frame which will ensure that any thickness of record can fit comfortably against the front display panel.

Individual Frames: The Play & Display design permits the owner to stylishly display one record cover and its contents on the wall. Due to this unique design, the owner can also change over the display whenever feel like having another favorit album on the wall.

Available in matt black and ice white. Further

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International Women’s Day – “My Name, Mary Page Marlowe” – Play @ Budapest

My Name, Mary Page Marlowe

Centrál Theater @ 7 p.m.

District, VI., 18. Révay Street – Budapest

In the coming week-end on Sunday, March 8,  will be celebrated around the world the International Women’s Day and on this occasion will feature the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts  American playwright, screenwriter (also author of August Oklahoma and actor an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company).

My Name, Mary Page Marlowe, directed by Tamás Puskás will be on stage at the Central Theater. The American Contemporary Drama depicts the life of a woman in eleven images. The play opens with Mary, aged 40, telling her children that she is divorcing their father and moving from Dayton, Ohio, to Kentucky. Her past is subsequently shown with Mary in conflict with her own mother. Later in life she deals with the fallout from three DUI convictions.

The audience are following a secret. Will team up with the image, can be understood what, why happened?
Alexandra Borbély plays the young scenes, and Juli Básti plays the elder scenes. Other members of the cast including Dóra Sztarenki, András Stohl and Péter Scherer.

The play premiered was in April, 2016 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater – USA. Mary Page Marlowe opened Off-Broadway in New York City at the Tony Kiser Theater on July, 12. 2018.
Some tickets are already sold out, but see which date the play is on: online:

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