5 september 2010

Budapest, day one

A couple of weeks ago I went to the beautiful city of Budapest in Hungary. We went to Sziget Festival, which is located on an island in the Danube, in the center of the city. We took the train from Amsterdam and the journey took 18hrs! We arrived pretty exhausted on a hot sunny afternoon. The weather was definitely a lot better than back home. The festival itself started 2 days later, so the next day we had plenty of time to explore this city.

To be honest, at first I didn't really have any expectations of Budapest. I even told myself that Sziget might be my last festival; the entire 'festival feeling' was a bit lost to me, the line-up didn't impress me that much, the effort you have to take for travelling to a festival with a way-too-heavy backpack and waiting before you finally can enter the festival/campsite. Little did I know I was in for a surprise as the entire week left me impressed by many things.

I left my digital camera back home and shot the entire festival with my old Pentacon Praktica LTL and Fisheye 2. Here are the results from my first film (Ilford XP2 Super 400) used in the Pentacon. I'm pretty stoked about the results, so you will definitely see me using this film in the near future.

Waiting for the Sziget Express
Waiting for the Sziget Express at Amsterdam Central Station

Amsterdam Central
Departing Amsterdam
Passing Passau (Germany)

And the day we went exploring the city:

Life is like a festival
Országház; the magnificent Hungarian Parliament Building

Old vs new
Street art
Our first meeting with Hungarian beer

Inside a church

Terror Háza
Terror Háza museum

Széchenyi gyógyfürdő; the famous bathouse. 'When in Rome, do as the Romans do'. Here we spend the evening and it sure was a great way to relax after the long journey from the previous day (and perhaps charging myself up for the following days).

Incredible first meeting with this stunning city and an excellent begin in what proves to be one of the most incredible festivals I've ever had...

1 opmerking:

Felicia zei

Mooooie foto's Doug...moet je echt vaker doen, schieten met film!