Tag Archives: Eastern Europe

EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Genetically modified crops (Day 18)

I’m not sure this applies to all of Eastern Europe but in Serbia we were told that farmers are not allowed to grow GMO crops. One farmer tried it and the government burned down his field. That’s why I don’t … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: “We love you, Lord” (Day 17)

During the centuries of Turkish rule, Croatians learned to disguise their cathedrals inside buildings that were plain and unrecognizable as churches so they would not be shut down or destroyed. The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is in … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: The pipes that Liszt played (Day 16)

  Kalocsa, Hungary. Experience for yourself the Bach recital we heard in the cathedral on their 4,668-pipe organ, an organ Franz Liszt enjoyed playing when he was in town.

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Poster Kids (Days 15 and 18)

Here’s a wicker child from Budapest. (Okay, so it’s not a real kid; I took what I could get):   And two kids in Belgrade, advertising the latest fashions for wealthy 19th century waifs. (You can see the Hungarian Magyar … Continue reading

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EUROPE passes

(Remembering Heather Smith, 30, passenger on American Airlines flight 11, 9/11/2001) Almost daily I snapped a picture of the view through the porthole. I loved having it change without my doing anything. It was like being a child again on … Continue reading

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European Sojourn: Introduction

Everyone warns us not to alert anonymous predators in cyberspace, on blog or Facebook, to the fact you will be out of town. So from mid-July to mid-August I posted re-runs while Jerry and I cruised down the Rhine, Main, … Continue reading

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