Old Family Slides - C.B.S.O. East European Tour - 1972

Our flight from Birmingham to Bucharest

We thought the one above was our charter plane . .
No chance . . .
We got this Russian Ilyushin 18 from 1947
It made so much smoke when it took off that all the wives rushed home for their insurance policies

Anyone was allowed in the cockpit - They needed all the help they could get

 

Landing at Bucharest

 

Bucharest

 

 

 

 

Traveling through Romania

 

 

 

 

 

Arad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traveling through Yugoslavia

 

 

 

 

Budapest Railway Staion

Budapest City Centre

 

 

The Bridge that spans the River Danube to join Buda and Pest

 

 

 

The 'Magnificent Seven', (without me)

Budapest Schloss Waterfall

Halfway up the Schloss hill

Overlooking Budapest from the Schloss Cafe

 

(Got myself on a photo - looking like Max Wall)



Orchestral Meeting - 'Trouble at Mill', (insufficient rooms for the orchestra)

I ended up sharing with two others, eleven miles out of town, (nice view though)

Bratislava

 

 

 

 

 

Landed at Kosice - We just about made it through those thunderstorm clouds
Frightening - No one said a word

Kosice

 

That's the U.S.S.R. in the background

 

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