Friday, July 08, 2005

Nagymezõ News

Probably not news to a lot of people seeing as there's only 9 days to go but I only encountered the roadworks for the first time yesterday.

I took a number 70-whatever bus down this street and was stunned. Literally. It was like I was in a tin box that was being shaken wildly about, which actually, it was. So for Timbo's traffic update, I'd suggest avoiding Nagymezõ in the near future. Well, at least for the next 9 days.

Read moreI'm hoping that the roadworks aren't just for the buses and taxis (cars are restricted). When there was talk about the pedestrianizationismismation of the street most people scoffed (not the scoffing of food variety) as it was (and is) a fairly major thoroughfare. However, they did a pretty smart job on it. Restricting the traffic and widening the pavements and even adding the odd fountain and statue.

Incidentally, I didn't realise that the head being held in the statue below was that of the great Géza Hofi (or Hofi Géza depending on your English / Hungarian persuasion). You can find more about him here (Hu), here (Hu) and maybe here (Eng).

The changes to the street made the place feel a whole lot more "we live in a cafe society" place. Which is not a bad thing, especially when you live nearby and like going to cafes and perhaps the odd musical or play.

So here's to roadworks, may they reduce the road and increase the cafe.

Damn - I would say that. Then I get stuck as they start to work on the huge Bajcsy-Zsillinsky road. Another Timbo traffic update, park your car for the summer.

2 Comments:

At 11:49 PM, Anonymous Doctor Pockless said...

"may they reduce the road and increase the cafe" - a fine battle cry, sir. I'm for the full pedestrianisation of the Korut.

And the M4.

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger Timbo said...

Yes, not a grammatically correct battle cry but what the hell what else is there? "We Want Westawants?"

M4? Well, okay, just make sure I've got out of London before they start on it.

 

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