One of the things I love when I travel is finding unique places that are not in tourist books. My daughter @helenitasalom
is amazing at finding gems like these and it is one of the many pluses that I get when I travel with her💃🏻💃🏻 The spectacular Szabo Ervin Library is one of those places she found in one of our trips to Budapest years ago. It is a hidden treasure in a busy section of Budapest. Walking into this stunning room is like walking back into the 1800s. This used to be the dining room of the palace 😮 believe it or not. Stunning. Breath taking. I just love to sit there and in all honesty, I can’t even read. I just want to take it all in. .
Do you like to visit unique places when you travel or, do you feel more comfortable sticking to the tourist places recommended by everyone ? #tbt
Una de las cosas que me encantan cuando viajo es encontrar lugares únicos que no están en los libros para turistas. Mi hija @helenitasalom
es fabulosa encontrando joyas increíbles como estas y es una de las muchas ventajas que tengo cuando viajo con ella. 💃🏻💃🏻 .
La espectacular biblioteca de Szabo Ervin Library es uno de esos lugares especiales que ella encontró en Budapest hace unos años. Es un tesoro escondido en una sección muy concurrida de Budapest. Entrar en este salón maravilloso es como regresar al año 1800. Aunque no lo crean, este espacio era antiguamente el comedor del palacio 😮. Asombroso. Me encanta simplemente sentarme y la verdad no puedo ni leer. Solo quiero observar cada detalle. . ¿Les gusta visitar lugares únicos cuando viajan o se sienten más cómodos yendo a los lugares turísticos recomendados por los demás? #tbt
In the final installment of "about me", after my job with the Taiwanese musical instrument import company, I started my own independent repair shop, specializing in woodwind instruments (clarinets, flutes, saxophones, oboes, bassoons). Eventually I stopped doing flute and saxophone work, mostly because there were more than enough broken clarinets to keep me busy. In addition, I became sole North American importer for a German clarinet and saxophone reed manufacturer in Nuremberg. I went to visit them in 2010 to tour the facility and also have some good beer. In the midst of all this, I managed to publish a book about basic clarinet maintenance. It went through two printings, and you can find copies of it in a few university libraries in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Sweden. Or was it Norway? It's been a while and I can't remember. The book was published in 2008. It is now out of print. I ran my repair shop full time for eleven years, and have since shuttered it except on rare occasions when I feel like poking at something with a screwdriver and playing obnoxious concerto excerpts to annoy Mr Karlsson.
Sharing time! Have you gotten anything published? What was it? Feel free to share in the comments!