Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Koszeg is pronounced "KEUR-seg"

This past weekend I took a trip to the small village of Koszeg. It's about half the size of Sopron, has a castle, and is generally older than Sopron. Apparently it was also the last stand of the Turks. The castle was where the Turkish army was finally defeated on their quest for Vienna after, what, 150 years of war? Can you imagine a country fighting 150 years? American is barely even that old! Anywho. Here's what you've been waiting for...pictures.

Alas, no palm trees in Hungary...these trees are the closest they have. They remind me of the South Carolina Palmetto...

Speared Pidgeon anyone?

Hark! Be that a moat?

Yeah, Koszeg is a beautiful town. Very touristy which is probably why it's so nice and well kept. It was neat to walk around the castle and imagine what it was like hundreds of years ago when it was first built. I wonder what Mr. Koszeg thought after it was finished and he walked around the courtyard. Probably something along the lines of "Finally!"

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