Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Music for Holy Week: Hungarian

Kovács Nóri, "Boldogasszony Anyánk". A sort of Magyar national hymn, it's as sad as it sounds. The last line of each stanza is "Do not forget the poor Hungarians."


  1. MrsDarwin10:32 AM


    Some of my fondest memories from my European semester were of Budapest, all monochromatic in snowy February. The language, though not as scrabble-bag jumbled as Czech, was absolutely incomprehensible at a reading level, but it was one of the only places we blended in enough to be mistaken for natives. It also has the most beautiful subway in Europe.

  2. branemrys7:44 PM

    I had forgotten that you had some experience of the city, although I'm pretty sure you've mentioned it before. I've heard lovely things of Budapest from other sources, as well.

  3. MrsDarwin9:19 AM

    Not only is it lovely, but just outside the city is a castle with a statue of the fabled Anonymous, seen here in a photo of our photo of him. The grayscale quality is almost exactly how we saw Budapest, though the interior of the Parliament building was a fabulous, unforgettable riot of color


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