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    English Police uniforms at Tarnamera Police Museum

    by budapest8 Written Sep 1, 2007

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    If your into uniforms, especially
    Police uniforms, then this is the place to be!
    I had 3 little girls in tow, so had to keep them entertained.
    I was so suprised how the museum managed to pack
    so many items into such a few rooms.
    Everything was labeled in English and Hungarian.
    My daughter was happy to find a few 'English Bobby'
    uniforms being half English herself.

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    Hungarian busts

    by budapest8 Updated Aug 23, 2007

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    check out some of the banished busts of past leaders at the Police Museum.

    Admiral Horty is a complex figure, he was a captain on a
    Hungarian warship whose fleet fired the first shots of World War 1
    at an Italian Navy ship . He also at the end of the war,
    attempted to extricate Hungary from the yoke of the German
    alliance, but who during the war drafted young Jews for
    "compulsory service" in labor brigades that were dispatched
    to perform forced labor under dangerous conditions on the
    Russian front, where 42,000 of them perished.

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    Tarnamera 39 degrees C hot thermal water pool 1 more image

    by budapest8 Written Aug 19, 2007

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    We arrived late on a Saturday afternoon and it was rainning
    like cats and dogs so we decided to get a cabin and not put
    our tents up. After a stroll to the village which the main street was
    a 3 minute walk away, we visited the Police Museum at four pm,
    they were closing at 5 so enough time to look around the exhibits,
    then go for an ice cream in one of the 'Cukrazdas'
    (Cake and ice cream shops)
    down the main street. Then after watching a kids movie on my portable
    DVD player with the kids, put them to sleep and I snuck out at 10 pm and
    had a dip in the hot pool which was still open.
    Wow, it was just what I needed!

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Tarnamera Transportation

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    Cycling in Tarnamera

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    Most locals use bicycles to get around in the village
    or walking. Most people have cars if longer trips
    to a supermarket or other towns.
    There is a bus going directly to Budapest and
    to most other nearby large towns and cities.

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Tarnamera Local Customs

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    Lenin bust in Tarnemera Police Museum 2 more images

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    Hidden away in statue parks
    like in Budapest and museums
    one can still find statues and busts
    of former Communist leaders like Lenin.
    I lived in the Soviet Union before
    the 'Putch' and the demise of Communism
    so have seen my fair share of statues.
    But in this day and age they have become something
    of nostalic memorabilia. This one was a bust of Lenin.

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    by budapest8 Updated Aug 19, 2007

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    The Baroque castle built by the Almássy family
    in 1780 now houses one of the 2 police museums
    found in Hungary.
    Almassy Castle which was used by the famous
    Almássy Family, Count László Almássy (1895-1951),
    Africa-explorer and probably best known for the
    'Hungarian count' in the movie 'The English Patient'.

    The family used this 'castle' as a hunting lodge.
    Almásy was born in Borostyánkõ (present-day Austria)
    as the 2nd son of an aristocratic family,
    so he neither inherited title nor wealth.
    He studied in London Technical Studies and was an avid
    sports car and aeroplane racer.
    He flew as a pilot for the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in World War I.
    This encouraged him so that later he became a
    pioneer of desert exploration and an internationally
    acknowledged explorer.
    He then got a job in 1926 working for the Steyr car factory of Graz
    and drove the factory's new type of car to test run it through the
    Sahara for 2 700 kilometres.
    I could write several pages on all his great achievements, but
    will end by saying that the romantic parts of the movie were fantasy
    and Almassy was arrested by the British and sent to Budapest
    to face trial, he then spent several months in jail under harsh conditions.
    The Communist People's Tribunal were he was found not guilty of being a spy,
    and escaped any charge of war crimes. He returned to Africa to Cairo
    with the help of the Egyptian royal family in 1947
    where he carried on his research with desert studies.
    He was appointed to be director of Cairo Desert
    Research Institute but unable to take up the post as he fell gravely ill.
    He died in an Austrian hospital due to causes from a severe infection
    he had contracted earlier in Africa, not by being burnt like in the movie.
    On his tombstone in common cemetery in Salzburg there is an inscription
    in Arabic saying: "The father of deserts", the name given to him by a camel
    driver before the war.
    The Link below is a 3d model of the castle.

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    house in Tarnamera main street 1 more image

    by budapest8 Written Sep 1, 2007

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    Favorite thing:
    Hungary is basically Budapest
    with a population of 1.6 million,
    down half a million since 1989,
    a few other cities/large towns
    and then thousands of small towns and
    villages which have existed from a few hundred
    years to even back the foundation of the
    Hungarian state by King Stephen in 900 AD.

    So to discover the real Hungary,
    one should visit these small villages
    and towns like Tarnamera.

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    by budapest8 Written Sep 1, 2007

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    Favorite thing:
    This is a very typical village primary
    school. This one looked like it could do
    with a few coats of paint and a bit of
    doing up.

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    by budapest8 Written Sep 1, 2007

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    Favorite thing:
    It was nice to walk down the village main street
    after visiting the Almassy Castle
    just looking at the various houses and gardens
    and people at work in their gardens.

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