From opulent townscapes created under the Austro-Hungarian Empire to unspoiled countryside, along the Danube, by the lakes, and across the wine producing regions, Hungary has only recently been rediscovered as one of Europe's most inspiring countries.
An intimate voyage into the homes and countryside of this exotic country, Living in Hungary provides endless material for innovative designers and all those with a touch of wanderlust.
Living in Hungary transports the reader first to Budapest, where the inhabitants of Buda and Pest meet up and unwind in the city's numerous cafes or bathhouses, and where the romantic world embodied in the music of Liszt and Bartok is set against the colourful street performances of gypsy musicians.
Beyond the capital, the reader is introduced to the favourite pastimes of those living in the magyar provinces: wine-tasting in the Tokaj region, boat trips along the Danube, bathing in natural hot water springs, feasting on Hungarian goulash, and visiting the glorious palaces and castles tucked away in the country's baroque heart.
The 18-page Insider's Guide at the end of the book not only includes the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, and museums on offer, but also a whole range of original ideas for visitors who want to get a true taste of living in Hungary: traditional thermal baths and health centres, horse-riding clubs, natural parks, wine tours, boat trips, and festival dates.
About the Author
Jean-Luc Soule is the former director of the French Institute of Budapest and has spent many years living in Hungary. Recently he has organised a number of music festivals throughout Europe, including Hungary, France, and Italy.
About the Photographer
Winner of numerous photography awards, Alain Fleischer is also a film director, writer, and artist. He is the photographer of Living in Tuscany and Living in Rome in the same series.
|Budapest The Pearl of Central Europe||p. 10|
|From the Danube to the Tisza||p. 48|
|The Northern Uplands Hillsides and Vineyards||p. 80|
|Lake Balaton the "Hungarian Sea"||p.110|
|Transdanubia Heart of Baroque Hungary||p.140|
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Series: Living In... Ser.
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th January 2004
Dimensions (cm): 25.400 x 24.892 x 1.778
Weight (kg): 1.324