Pécs

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Pécs

Postby Otto » February 25th 2016, 12:32 pm

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We begin our tour around the city at the main station (Központi pályaudvar), where our train from Győr has just arrived. The journey in the fairly new wagons took us an eternity, as many parts of the tracks are single track only and in a bad shape. However, the National railway rather spends its money on new trains than their infrastructure.
Anyways, the weather in Pécs is beyond amazing, it is warm and we take a tram to our first touristic attraction.

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St.-Ferenc Székesegyház (St. Francis Dome)

This enormous church is only 150 years old, but still a remarkable thing. Its clock strikes so loudly, it can be heard everywhere in the city.

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We continue our tour through the district of Makár., where old buildings and newer prefabs stand side by side.

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We get to the City Hall (Pécsi Városháza), where the traffic is ridiculously bad. One reason why trams don't run a schedule in Pécs is the traffic in front of the city hall.
Trams do not follow a strict schedule or headway in Pécs, the traffic is at some points simply madness. So, the many tram depots just send out trams onto the lines as they are needed. The worse the traffic is, the more trams are out there on the streets. However, at most times, one has to wait a maximum of 7 minutes during the day to catch a tram, guaranteed from 5am to 10pm. after that, the traffic calms down and a 20min headway is in use. We tour the city on a Saturday, so the traffic is quite manageable.

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Near the City Hall, we find the President's Offices of the Pécsi Egyetemi (University of Pécs). This Building was built in 1876 and was at first the main building of the University. Now, the classes take place in the new Auditorium Building (Épület előadóterem), which is a good 19mins away from the downtown area in the suburbs of Gyükés.

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Our last point of our city tour today is the old Hospital in Basamalom. This hospital basically serves the whole city, with a capacity of 3,000 patients. From here, we take the tram back to our downtown hotel, near the St-Ferenc Székesegyház.

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Re: Pécs

Postby Charlie » February 25th 2016, 2:05 pm

Pécs sure is a beautiful city! :P
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Re: Pécs

Postby InvaderNat » February 25th 2016, 10:08 pm

Some good progress so far, you've done a good job portraying a central/Eastern European style city. I'd like to see some overviews of it soon. 8)
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Re: Pécs

Postby jmsepe » February 25th 2016, 11:08 pm

Yay, what a wonderful city. Cities Skylines had truly become visually beautiful.
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Re: Pécs

Postby Otto » March 2nd 2016, 11:23 am

Welcome back to Pécs. We have had a couple of days to rest and now head off again to explore the older parts of the city, especially the Bálics district. But as we walk out of the hotel room, we have a magnificent view over the downtown area of Pécs.

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We board a tram and quickly arrive at the entrance to the Bálics quarters. Cserpes Út leads directly to the new Épület előadóterem, which you can see in the background. Most of the people here in Bálics are either students or very young families, so the median age of a Bálics inhabitant is only at 24. It is by far the "youngest" quarter of the city, despite the buildings being the some of the oldest.

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This is Bálics station, where trains from the proximity of Pécs come by on their way to Központi Pályaudvar. Here you can also see the very new trains I mentioned earlier.

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The highway separates Bálics and Fünyés, where smaller and more modern houses are located the tower is part of the Bálics Élementária, the largest primary school of the city.

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At least, we board a bus to drive to a helicopter site, where we begin a sightseeing flight over Pécs. Busses, same as trams, don't run on a specific schedule, but rather as they need to.

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The sightseeing flight.

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