Three cheeses and a chutney

Cheese plate
3 cheeses and a chutney

Raining in the beautiful city of Madrid so I had to find an option quickly. It is also unseasonably cold for the end of March. It is Semana Santa next week!

I’m at Bee Beer, on  Augusto Figueora 30, a cool place that serves craft beers and fine cheeses. In the afternoon they play rockabilly. Life could be worse.

Been here a while, waiting for the dogs of rain to stop their mischief and got to work on this still life. Well, didn’t stay still too long! I worked as I munched and now my only souvenir is this piece 😉


Bubble Table at Szimpla Kert – Animated image from Budapest

Bubble Table
A fanciful view of an otherwise messy little room on an upper floor of Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert is a romkocsma, which means ruin pub in Hungarian, located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest. I fell in love with the place. The term “ruin” is not used lightly – the whole place, particularly this room, looks like it was taken over by deranged squatters.

Workshop in Nafplio – Animated Image

Workshop in Nafplio
An animated vision of a very interesting door in a small alley in Nafplio, Greece

For me, this door is irresistible. It’s got fairytale written all over it.

Captured this on a walkabout in Nafplio, a very charming and beautiful town in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese).

I only had a few days off from a short assignment in Athens and wanted a different taste of Greece. with the limited time and resources I had, Nafplio was a perfect fit. Very happy I made the trip.

Szimpla Kert – Animated Image

Szimpla Kert
One small area on the first floor of Szimpla Kert, the Budapest Ruin Bar

My own particular, very subjective and surrealistic take on the Szimpla Kert ruin bar in Budapest. When I went there, it was love at first sight. This is one small area on the first floor of the romkocsma, (means ruin pub in Hungarian), located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest.

Obviously a day capture. The night scene here is a different beast. The animations (quite a few if you look closely) represent how I see that place. I would definitely have made this pub my personal hangout if I lived in Budapest!

Yellow Scooter – Animated Image

Yellow Scooter
I love scooters – they’re all over Europe – this one from Greece

Guessing this was the delivery vehicle for the restaurant.

I loved the colour matching the exterior wall, and the red of the break and reflector lights matching the interior wall.

Charlotte in Budapest – Animated Image

Window with a history on the upper floor of the inner courtyard at Szimpla Kert

One of the many details that attracted my attention at Szimpla Kert, a romkocsma, or ruin pub in Hungarian, located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest. This is a daytime impression, with added animation all my own, of the place. The night scene is an altogether different experience.

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