Szombathely ( Hungary / Magyarország) - Of Romans and resin

by Björn Roose July. 18, 2019 235 views
Mother and child statue

Mother and child statue

Szombathely ("Saturday place") is the 10th largest city in Hungary and the administrative centre of Vás county, located near the border with Austria. Here the Alpokalja (Lower Alps) meet the Little Hungarian Plain. Here, in the oldest city in Hungary, Saint Martin of Tours, was born.

Saint Martin is the patron saint of the village I live in. Like he is the patron saint of the village where I was raised. So that would have been reason enough to visit the town.

But of course that was not the real reason. That could for instance have been that in 45 AD the city was founded under the name of Colonia Claudia Savariensum, or Savaria, and was the capital of the Pannonia Superior province of the Empire.

Savaria, mother of the colony founded by the Romans

Savaria, mother of the colony founded by the Romans

Savaria, mother of the colony founded by the Romans

Savaria, mother of the colony founded by the Romans

The colonia was close to the important "Amber Road" trade route. And amber, of course, is fossilized tree resin. Which you won't find in the Kámoni Arborétum, but looking up the trees and down to the water concludes the first part of this series.

Kámoni arborétum

Kámoni arborétum

Kámoni arborétum

Kámoni arborétum

Kámoni arborétum

Kámoni arborétum

Kámoni arborétum

Kámoni arborétum

Kámoni arborétum

Kámoni arborétum

Kámoni arborétum

Kámoni arborétum

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Camellia 1 month ago

Are you living in the same village you were raised in? This line ...."Saint Martin is the patron saint of the village I live in. Like he is the patron saint of the village where I was raised. So that would have been reason enough to visit the town."... sort of confused me hence the question.

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia 1 month ago

No, he is the patron saint of the village where I was raised and the patron saint of the village I live in now. What word should I have used instead of "like" ? smile

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Camellia Replied to Björn Roose 1 month ago

Ahhh I didn't realize that your were talking about two different villages. The word "like" was not the confusing part. How you just explained works.....or you could have said " Like he is  " also" the patron of the village I was raised."

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia 1 month ago

Okay, an 'also' would have been useful smile

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