Lake Balaton

12 Aug

We spent two days at Lake Balaton where it seems as if every Hungarian spends their summer vacation – along with Germans, Czechs, and Slovakians, who find this region to be very affordable and not far from home. There were, literally, thousands of vacationers in Balatonfured, one of the most popular locations on the lake. There is also a wine festival going on with about 30 – 40 booths, like the one pictured above, lining the lakeside. The photo of the booths was taken in the afternoon, but at night this area was overflowing, with few benches/seats available for sitting and enjoying the wine. We were walking around at 9:30 in the evening and the area was “wall to wall” with people and families including children.

We visited a Brass Week and met several Hungarian musicians and heard some excellent students, including a French Horn player from Mercer Island, Washington – see link below.

http://www.hungary-tourist-guide.com/lake-balaton.html

http://www.funzine.hu/events/almadi-wine-festival-2012/

http://www.lisztakademia.hu/study/master_courses/liszt_academy_summer_brass_week/about_the_brass_week

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2 Responses to “Lake Balaton”

  1. Susan August 12, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Might I say that Brass Week looks even nicer than Caz?:) And how did that clarinet sneak in?

  2. barryehrlich August 12, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    The brass students and teachers joined a very good local community band in a performance by the lake. And, no, CAZ is better! 🙂 CAZ is not designed for the kinds of serious players that attend Brass Week.

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