Our not so charming accommodation in Pecs; I had booked us a double at the Nap Hostel which truned out not to be a double at all but rather for a family of five. The place was the dumpiest we've ever stayed in by far; to add insult to injury, we paid $56 a night too which was highway robbery in our opinion.
Imagine using this bathroom with broken window panes, no curtain - yuck, yuck
This was the rear entrance to our hostel; the regular entrance is through the Nappali Bar. Do you think it was a wee bit noisy in the hostel each night! Got out of there as quickly as we could and 5 minutes later we were exploring Pecs which was the European Cultural Capital in 2010. The scenes below are of
|The Mosque of Gazi Kasim Pasha is also used as a church b/c there are few Muslims in Pecs.|
The 8.5m high Sforza Horse or Leonardo Horse is a replica of Colossus envisioned by Leonardo da Vinci; for balancing reasons, about 2100 gallons of water have been put in the pedestal of the 13 ton work of art. The statue was a gathering place for people day and night, we noticed.
|Town Hall with, if you please, a McDonald's on the street level!|
|Had fun waking around the city walls; thought we'd found a way to the Cathedral many pictures below but no, only a pretty and deserted park area.|
|First time seeing a reclining statue like this one; it was neat.|
|One of the first drawbridges I've seen too.|
|Can you imagine wrapping carrots in plastic wrap all day long?|
|Our 1st view of Pecs Cathedral from walking along the city walls.|
|We've obviously walked on a LOT of cobblestones both this and last year's trip but the very large, irregularly shaped, red ones above were among the trickiest to walk on.|
Each of the Apostles is represented by his own statue on the top.
|No longer in Poland, I know, but another eagle photo for you both, Nina and Kyle!|
Enjoyed spending some time in the beautiful Adoration Chapel below especially after a school group of pretty noisy teens left me in peace and quiet.
The fascinating Bronze Gate dates only from 2000; its vines, grapes and branches are all connected, symbolizing our connection to God.
5th C. Christain burial tombs located in front of the Cathedral.
Then walked a few steps to the Victor
|I just loved this wool wall hanging and how the ball felt like it was going to pop right out of the rest of the weaving.|