DAY1 – AN ISLAND OF BEAUTY AND ENJOYMENT AT THE ZSOLNAY QUARTER – CITY OF PÉCS

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OLD AND NEW AT THE MEDITERREAN CITY OF PÉCS.

You bet there is always something in the air at the City of Pécs.

It is not the second best, but really with its marvellous historical scenes, it is the most beautiful city beside the Capital of Hungary!

Roll over to the City of Pécs and take part, leave your footsteps along the paths, enjoy the extraordinary experience, that the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter has to offer you in the coming days. The City of Pécs lays in Baranya County, south from Budapest, just a few kms. away from Croatia. A bunch of places to visit: Trade shows, watching films, listening to music programs, not to be missed the outdoor on fire cooked Hungarian specialities, visiting the old and new environment that meets the eye and much more. Absolutely an extraordinary experience to those who come for a day or relegated to an event or spend several days in this unique heritage filled with glorious beauty in-and-outside surroundings at the Zsolnay Quarter.

The cultural heritage evening was opened and greeted the audience by the Mr. István Márta, Director of the Zsolnay Culture Quarter by offering the spectacular programs throughout September, 7-23. 2012. in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter. The major of Pécs Mr. Zsolt Páva welcomed the people by saying:“The main motto of these upcoming days is to feel at home wherever you came from by introducing our intellectual and built heritage.” The sponsors representatives from the OTP Bank and the E-on also greeted the audience and wished them a marvellous time spending during the following day’s programs at the Heritage Days.

Heritage Festival – Pécs Days – According to the Pécs’s traditions, the focal point is the showing their cultural heritage. Many open-air events will take place during the period of September, 7-23. within and outside of the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter.

Upon arrival to the Zsolnay Quarter, along the walking path, it just couldn’t have been not noticed, John Lennon’s resting glasses on the green field. A poster was placed into one of the empty glasses to bring the attention to the “Art of John Lennon” exhibition to be seen outside, close to the main square of Pécs at the House of Arts and Literature. The exhibition comes up with drawings, snaps lended by Cynthia Lennon and Yoko Ono. Also a continuosly rolling movie showing the lifeline of The Beatles and John Lennon. The exhibition is open until September, 26.2012. If there is a chance to go and see, it surely is a visit to be worthwhile. Will absolutely show and bring the feelings of the pop-of-the-pops from the mid ’60s to the ’70s!

On the first day at the Ginkgo Square, the noise of knocking hammers , drilling and other sounds brought the attention to the people strolling along the area. The Guixot De 8 (Catalan playhouse) statues were being prepared. At the end, the venue was filled with functioning surreal street games for the little children, but at the scene many adults showed up to take their challenge of getting the objects into operation. No need of batteries or plugs, shooting, balance, buffer … just go on and play.  The company’s 2 members were at the scene who were responsible for assembling and dismantling the objects. They were there to give a  helping hand in showing the proper functioning and serve the necessary explanations on the operation. No matter come rain or shine, day or night, these out-door games are fun to rediscover, examine your sence to play and your quicky abilities. As I was told, they just arrived from Ljubljana, after leaving Pécs, staying in Barcelona for just a couple of days, then off again heading to Bruxelles to another open-air exhibition. This is their 2nd appearance here in Hungary. Two years ago they were at the “Sziget” festival  in  Budapest.

Small stands offered a variety of  the locals artistic hand works.

At the open-air stage the first evening rolled the show of concerts. On the festival’s opening tonight, at the open-air stage the “curtains were rolled-up” by the French Fantazio group, a real showman performance was to be seen connected with their unique sound and beat. After a short break the Quimby pronounce: “QueenBee” surely took the hook and the audience sang along and started to dance. Quimby doesn’t not need to be introduced to the Hungarians. They are one of the most popular bands of over two decades. During their career they issued nine albums. Here’s alittle peak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SvMeEQQ_wc

Many… many venues to visit. Here just mentioning a few options, but there is dozen-and-dozen of places that offers excellent entertainment and a full day of experience at the Island of the Zsolnay Quarter.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

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