The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

ABC Wednesday - B for Budapest

Just back from two weeks in Spain and have missed my Blogging - there's two B's !!

This picture is taken in Budapest Hungary and shows the memorial to those killed in the 1956 Hungarian Rising whilst fighting against the communist regime and the Soviet invasion forces.

I remember this time well - hearing the radio news and seeing the pictures in the local newspaper - I was about 8 or 9 years old and did not really understand  what was happening  ..

Glad to be be back to ABC Wednesday ....... !!


Kim said...

Welcome back :) I have never heard of the war you are talking about, I will have to go educate myself. Great tribute, though, to those who died.

CaBaCuRl said...

Thank you for bringing this back to long ago now, but amazing when it happened. I was only a toddler so have no memory of it, but learnt about it later.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

What a nice tribute post for that day. I am sure it was a very sad time.
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Bear Naked said...

I am going to have to do some research about that time frame.
Thank you for this photo of the memorial.

Bear((( )))

RuneE said...

I was six at the time and can barely remember it, but we got quite a lot of refugees at the time and many that stayed on.

Kim said...

Thanks for the information about butterflies, do you mind if I add it to the post and site you?

babooshka said...

This is what I like about blogging, you learn so much. Very poignant B.

Texas Travelers said...

I remember this. It was the year I graduated from High School. Thanks for sharing this photo.

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