Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 28 & 29, 1966

Sept 28
Sightseeing in Copenhaven. City hall, the fortress of the City with it splendor flower garden and statues.
King palace of Christiansburg and the guard changing.
Museum of art.
Fredrick Church.
Round tower Church and the shopping center.

Sept 29 Bielefeld
We made a visit to Mr. Von Hacken in Bielefeld and from there we went to Koblauz and stayed there over night.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 27, 1966

Sept 27.
We arrived in Copenhaven at 9.25 and wen to the Hotel and slept till 16.00 ock.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal: Sept 26, 1966

Sep. 26. Oslo
Sight seeing.
King palace, the University, The Vigeland Sculputer in the Fragnor park. It covers and area of 75 acres.
The gigantic work of Gustav Vigeland, Comprising 256 single Statues of bronse. 150 statues of granite stones and a 30 feet high obiesk of a Granit stone is carved all over with from the bottom till the top with human figures. The whole statues simbalising the human being from the beginning till to end or death.
The great sculpture Vigeland worked on this project for 40 years.
Beyond the park is the museum at one time was the Vigeland’s studio. The oldest Ski museum in the world, with the Homenkollen Ski jump tower. The famos City hall of Oslo with the tower on wich is a 17 teen feet in diameter a gold clock. The walls of the hall, has lot of wood carvings and frescos, and the floor and the stairs are in mosaic of white, black, and gray marmors.
In the center of Oslo, is the old fortress.
Since we didn’t find a Hotel room in Oslo, we leaved the same night Oslo with the Train to Copenhaven.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal: Sept 24-25, 1966

Sept 24-25 Stockholm.
Sight seeing to the King palace, King libury guen Charlote Castel, Palace of Justice, City hall and Park, the harbor.
Afternoon we made five hour walk around the island of Stockholm The teenager are bad dressed and they are also immoral...
The prises are prity high.
We left on 25th at 10P.M. Stockholm and arrived in Oslo, Norway next morning a 9.30.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal: Sept 22& 23, 1966

Sept. 22 Ansterdam
Sight seeing.
The industrial center. The Harbor with the canals St. Nicolaus Church. Shopping Center and other historical buildings and statues.
The Streets are over croweded with people and bikes. When the people drive home from work with their bikes through the streets, it look like as a army goes through the City. I never saw so many bikes in my life.

Sept 23
We leaved Amsterdam at 7.35 with the Orient Express and went through Copenhaven and arrived next morning at 9.20 in Stockholm. We went to the Hotel and slept for a few hours. After noon Through the shopping center and made some Shopping.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 20-21, 1966

Sept. 20-21 Brussel
Sightseeing. City hall with the Tower, old King palace, Palace of justice. The houses of the Crote Markt are decorated with Statues and color glasses of mosaic. The King palace and the guards of the palace. City park with statues and government buildings. The central Railroad Station of Brussel is underground and stranger get easy lost there.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal: Sept 19, 1966

Sept. 19 Elsdorf
We visited a unknown friend and had a wonderful time there.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 18, 1966

Sept. 18 Eberbach
My cousin was very happy to see us again. We didn’t see each other for 15 years.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 17, 1966

Sept 17
Ollfeld by my Sister in law. and the widow of my cousin

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 15, 1966

Sept 15.
We were in Jackfeld and Offemen. Visited an old friend of our home town Rajka and Schwanauers.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 14, 1966

Sept 14

We visited my God Father in Sinsheim and it was the same treatment eating and dinning.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 13, 1966

Sept. 13
We start to use our Euraulpass from Stuttgart to Pforzhein and visited a old school mate of myn. From there we went to Phillipsburg to my cousin, We didn’t see each other for 25 years. It was a hapy surprise and every where were we treated and feeded like a king.

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 11-12, 1966

Gerlingen b/Stuttgart.
Sept 11.-12
We made our Temporary home by my niece during our Europian Tour. We took a couple days rest and were feded very wel.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 10, 1966

Sept 10.
We leaved Berlin at 8.30 with the Pan am. To Stuttgart
We arrived at 9.30 on the Stuttgart Airport, where my niece with her husband did wait for us.
I didn’t see my niece for 15 years ago. Then she was a young Teenager and now she is married and has two lovely girls and fine husband and they own a nice home.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal: Sept 9, 1966

Sept, 9. Berlin.
Have seen Kaiser Wilhems Memorial Church, Tuptow Park, Soviet war Memorial, Karl Marx ollce Alexander Plotz Unter Dem Linden, Checkpoint Charley, Potsdamer platz Brandenburg gate, old Reichs Tag, Parlament Hausa—quarter Charlottenburg—castle, Radio Tower and the ugly wall of Berlin
Kurfursten daumum
We also went into the States Theater and have seen the performent of the Land of Laugh.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal: Sept 8, 1966

Sept 8
We leaved London at 10.15 with the B.E.Airplain and arrived at 12.30 in Berlin
Hotel Astoria.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal: Sept 7th 1966

Sept 7
The House of Parlement, Westminster Abbey The Coronation church for 900 years, with the coronational jewels. Churchil Castel guirns(??) Tower bridge, Buckingham palace Fortress of London, where the King Henry the VIII had headed off his seven wifes heads and We have seen also the guillotine chamber with equipment and alos old armors.
Afternoon we went to the palace Theater and have see the performent of the Sound of Music. It was enjoyable, however; during the performent somebody has stolen my valet with $29.00.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 6, 1966

Sept 6 London
Sight seeing of the City. Have seen the old City, St. Paul Cathedral, Statue of Queen Anna. Tower of London, Statue of prince Albert the Councelor.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 5, 1966

Sept. 5
We made some shopping and walked around the stores just for time killing.
We leaved New York from the Kennedy airport to London at 20.15 with PanAm and arrived on the morning at 9.00 London.
The first custom inspection in foreign contry England. This token more than one a half hour the custody inspection
Bernes Hotel London

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 4, 1966

Sept. 4.
Sight seeing of the City of New York. Have seen the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The building is Gothic style. The construction had begun on 1820, and will be completed maybe on the year of 2000. It will be the largest and the impressive Cathedral in the U.S.A. St. Patric Cathedral, it look like the famous cathedral of Cologne (Germany) Greenwich Village, The Harlem, The Negro and Porto Rican section and the China Town. Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hal, United Nation Building, Washington bridge, Brooklyn bridge the longest in the U.S.A. wich connect the Manhatten Island. It spans the bay.
Statue of Liberty. We walked up on the top into the statue. Afterward we could hardly stand on our legs.
We also went up with the lift on the Empire State building to the 102 coud floor. It is the tallest building in the World. It rained the whole day, so I couldn’t take pictures of the city.
We came back to our Hotel exhausted and tired.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 3, 1966

New York Sept 3.
Motor Hotel
Two hundred miles long sightseeing in the State of New York, at long the Hudson River. We went through the Washington Hil, the 10m. long Rockefeller estate,
Rockefeller Country Club, where the membership cost for the first year $50.000.00, The state gas chamber and electric chair. The pigeon Mountain with the highest and sloppiest railroad in the world. Bear Pigeon Bridge, Bear Mountain, St. John Seminary, West Point the great military academy and Cadeth Chapel.
Statues of G. Washington and of Colonel Thayer, the father of the military academy and the war heros of the West Point. The 140 acres Hyde Park of the Franklin D. Roosevelt home and birth place. The garden of roses and the groves where president Roosevelt and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt are buried. The whole place is a museum now. We had a good diner at the famous Bear Mountain Restaurant.
On the home way, we went on the other side of the Hudson River.
On the steep ridge of the Anthony’s Nose, a road carved through the rock directly above the Hudson River.
It has a glorious beauty, scenery. The whole ride was 11 hours.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mate Szedlak's Travel Journal Sept 2, 1966

Sept 2

We leaved Washington D.C. at 11.30 and arrived in New York at 12.35 after noon, we made a walk at long The Broadway.