Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz - 2002

The priest of the church gave us an organ recital on the princely instrument played for the very first time by Franz Liszt himself who was a friend of the Archbishop. The organ has over 4000 pipes and sounds perfect in that lovely building. We heard Bach, Weber, Schubert & Liszt pieces there. Such a treat!

Following the concert, we visited the train station - small but beautifully decorated by hand done paintings of mostly floral patterns. The waiting room for dignitaries was especially heavily painted and highly decorated. The Archbishop could wait for his train in style. This little train station was symptomatic of a larger problem in Hungary though. Apparently the communists had punished the town of Kalocsa for its strong Roman Catholic heritage and loyalty by cutting the direct train routes out of the city. Now 76

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