Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mate Szedlak Travel Journal Oct 13-23

Oct 13.
Bern Capitol of Sehneiz
We have seen the Parlament or government building, Munster church, The museum of Art. It has old Armors, Jewels, paintings and many other handwork and also environment of the primitive peoples of Asia and Afrika. Shoping Center.

Oct 14-15 Genova Italia
We have seen the Colombus square with the statue of Colombus, Plassa De Verdi with the large Terase from there we saw over the City the old Roman fortress, the harbor with the big ocean shipps. The King palace, academy of art. Piassa & Ella Vittoria with the nice flower park and Vis Codorne the sculpture gate, The Basalica of Genova and many other Churches. The churches buildings are in Gothic structure. The churches are outside shaby, but inside they are very colorful with frescos and statues.
The people are kind and well dressed, even the teen agers are well dressed and have nice hair due. It seems to be, that the Beatles didn’t conquer Italy yet.

Oct 16 Monte Carlo, Monaco
We leaved Genovo and a rainy morning to Monaco with a fast train wich stoped almost by each chicken cube.
The whole train was over crowed with labors and with their lugguages. The whole train was filty, even the first clas was filty. We have seen the Castel of Monaco or the palace of Prince Renold. The famos Gambling Casino and the sinery of Monte Carlo.

Oct. 17. Barzelona
The train Monaco to Barzeelona was over filed mostly with labors and lagguages
We arrived at 1.30 after midnight on the border station of Port Bou, Spain all pasanger of the train did have to leave the train with all their lagguages to the custody building for custody inspection. The inspection took more than one hour. The same did happen to us before we leaved the border of Spain.
Barzelona with her big harbor is the trade center of Spain. Has a museum and a romantic park with statues and water fall, big churches and government buildings.
Olsidently in the Cathedral of Barzelona we was a big wedding of the dignatory of the City. All the man wore froks and the ladies were in silk and furs.

Oct 18-19 Madrid
The ride on the Train from Barzelona to Madrid is not much to see. We have seen only rocky mountains and bare hils with no tries or shrubs. This very pour country.
We arrived at 9.40 in Madrid. It rained the whol day, so we stayed the first day in the hotel because the Streets were all dirty or mudy. The second day we went out for sight seeing to the King palace and park, Casidra of Madrid and other churches and statues. Since my wife didn’t feel well and also through lack of knowledge of the Spanish language, we desided not to go to Gibraltar and to Lisabon as we had pland it.
We leaved Madrid at 22.30 and arrived in the morning at 9.30 in Bayonne.

Oct 20 Bayonne
Since my did not feel well we stayed in the Rail raod station restaurant, till got a Train to Lourdes. We arrived in Lourdes at 17.30.

Oct 21. Lourdes
Sight seeing to the church of Francis of Assisy. The Basalica of Lourdes, The Calvary fourteen station, The Holy Spring Shrine, and the Lourdes Hospital where hundreds of sick and crippled people were pushed with the wheel chair from the hospital to the Holy Spring for heeling then from there to the Basalicka for the Lords Blessings. From there we went to the old Fortress of Charteuaugehe. The Fortress was build by the Arabs at 730 and on 814 the Normands took the fortress over and they build around the fortress wall. In 1373 England took over the fortress and since 1404 belongs to the Kindom of Franze. King Louis XV of France made of the fortress a prison and it was a political prison til 1920 and since that time is a museum of human environment or development from the stone age till the present Time.

Oct 22-23 Paris
Sight seeing to the Conservatory Museum of Tehnology in Mashinery, Electricity and mining of Minerals.
Statue of Blasse Pascal the founder of the Barometer. The Notre Dome Church, Basclica, The parlament of France, Court of Justice, Eifel Tower, Lafaette Palace and Park & Shopping Center

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