Saturday, October 13, 2007

Culture of the Information Age (extra)

Thursday night the conference was closed with a dinner and a concert. The organ concert was given in the Lutheran church of Siofok. This church is rather new and has been designed by the Hungarian architect Imre Makovecz. The architect mixes religious symbolism with old folk art as can be seen from the outside by daylight and from the inside. Inside this church you can see a turned over ship, a symbolism in relationship with the Balaton Lake; but you vcan also see the symbol of the hat of the early inhabitants of Hungary. Inside the church everything is from wood, donated by Fins. The vicar of the church explained the meaning of all the symbols such as the eagle entrance and the Jacob's ladder.

The next morning part of the group had to catch the plane from Budapest airport. So we got up early not to get caught by the traffic jams in Budapest. When the travellers has been delivered at the airport by the coach, the rest went into Budapest for a quick tour. We were the first vistors at the cittadel with a great view on the river Danube.

Then we went to the Buda side of the city and had a view on the National Library on the Pest side (see picture left). We also passed the National Parliament and ended the tour at the national square near the Zoo.

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