Someone Around Here’s a Guerrilla

A little while back I posted an article about guerilla gardening. Well this weekend we were out and about in the city, and I noticed that somebody had been doing a bit of guerilla gardening in our neighborhood, and it wasn’t me. They haven’t planted any food crops – only ornamentals – but the photos…

Pacifism 101

There is a citadel atop Gellert Hill in Budapest called aptly – if unimaginatively – enough, The Citadel. It’s a squat, unlovely building, hunkered upon the highest point along the river Danube like a squashed toad. Even so, the parkland that surrounds it is pleasant and the views of the city are stunning. A part…

The Hungarian Natural History Museum

Was pretty lame when we first visited it. The museum had moved into its current location, the repurposed and renovated Ludovika Military Academy, in 1996, and it seemed ill-at-ease in its new space. There were small displays of moth-eaten specimens from around the world – a handful of antelope heads hung on the wall above…