Endre Ady’s poetry is a significant part of the Hungarian curriculum, so last week Year 9 Hungarian students visited the Ady Museum in Veres Pálné utca. Ady was the most well-known poet who wrote for the journal, ‘Nyugat’ (West). He became famous in 1908 and introduced modern poetry to Hungary.
In this museum, our students saw the apartment where he lived with his wife and spent his final two years. Here are some of the comments our students made after the visit.
“We got a lot more information about this famous Hungarian poet. It was great to have seen his flat with the original furniture.” (Boldizsár Szalai)
“It was a really interesting trip, I personally loved it. I hope we are going to do this more times.” (Zsófi Csobánszky)
“We could see the original furniture and we learned lots more facts about Ady.” (Hanna Sugár)
“I also liked the telephone and elevator, which were very old.” (Jay Kolouzaous)
“The best thing were the letters between Csinszka and Ady. It was interesting to learn about how a 16 year old girl could catch the attention of one of Hungary’s greatest writers.” (Daniel Zujev)
“I really enjoyed the atmosphere that we experienced and the way the museum explained the very small details about the author.” (Artur Paravyants)
“My favourite thing was the mask they made from his head after he died.” (Cana Jorgov)