Sopron is a city in Hungary just across the Austrian border. From Vienna by car it is not more than 45 minutes away, and still, it was only recently that I first visited it.
Having been destroyed by a catastrophic fire in 1676, the city was born again as a jewel of the Baroque age. After much neglect during the communist era, Sopron is becoming beautiful again and in fact so much so, that I was shocked. I just wasn’t expecting anything like the layered structure of concentric, oval streets connected by countless passage ways and the incredibly beautiful walk along the old walls enclosing the historic center.
The Song of the Day is “I’m Beginning To See The Light” by Ella Fitzgerald. Hear it on YouTube.