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A hot and sticky Kecskemet Air Show 2013

military jets flying high on the sky

Hungarion version
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JAS-39 Gripen of the Hungarian Airforce performs during the International Air Show at the Hungarian Air Force base in Kecskemet (about 87 km South-East of the capital city Budapest), Hungary on August 03, 2013.

This year there was terrible heat on the weekend of the Kecskemet Air Show, that meant a special challenge for both viewers and photographers. It wasn’t an easy task to wander around with the heavy photo equipment in the 37 degree Celsius. I guess it wasn’t easy for the pilots either however in the air they probably felt much better than people on the ground.

Here’s to Yoyo, a good game and interesting photo subject

a spool dancing on a string in various combinations

Hungarion version
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Gökten Uzuner of Turkey competes during the Yoyo European Championships in Budapest, Hungary on February 24, 2013.

Now you might be thinking yoyo is just for kids, a humble spool attached to a string rolling up and down until you (soon) get bored. There are clearly some however who cannot get enough of it and have developed some rather special ways of getting tricks out of the yoyo.

‘Spaghetti bridge’ crack of 2013

570 kg breaks the world record

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

It is hard to imagine how strong structures can be made from the everyday strings of pasta we eat for dinner. Yet Hungarian students every year spend long hours but rather days building spaghetti bridges only to have them broken (or blown) into pieces for the sake of the Reccs (meaning ‘crack’ in Hungarian) competition – no wonder some of them can’t bear to watch it.