This is the address where my great-grandparents lived in Kolozsvár, Hungary when my grandpa was born. Today the city is called Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Some of the buildings on the street are run-down but this looks better and it has some nice details. It has lace curtains in the windows and a bit of a garden in the back. I bet great-grandmother would have loved that.
Great-grandpa Zsigmund was the telegraph supervisor at the railroad. The station is about a half mile down the street from the house. The wide hall still looks nice more than a century later.
There is a freshly repainted antique engine in the yard next to the terminal.
Further up the street a bridge crosses the river. A man was fishing down near the water. His fishing pole was several meters long. The water is fairly clear.
It was probably nice and cool down there on a hot July afternoon like this.
This story first appeared in my blog about our family history tour to Eastern Europe at http://elodokut.wordpress.com/.
I wrote more about the family’s life in Kolozsvár in this post.