When I visit a city that is new and unknown to me, parks are the first places that I like to explore. This wasn’t any different in Oradea. When I was a freshman at college, I tried to go to as many parks as I could. The first one on my list was Petőfi Park because I lived only a couple of minutes away. As I walked around the park for the first time, I already knew it would become one of my favourite places. It is the perfect location for me-time, and although sometimes it lasts only a few minutes, it feels good to walk around, watch all those people rush, or sit on a bench with my favourite book and just read.
The park glows in gorgeous colours in autumn, you can enjoy the view of falling leaves in different shades of yellow and the beauty of blossoming trees during springtime. It’s simply fascinating! It’s like looking at the most amazing postcards. My summer nights were incredibly memorable because my hometown friends and relatives used to visit me, and we all ended up in Petőfi Park for a little chat. What I hold so dearly about the place is that any time I cross the park, I can see all sorts of pets with their owners enjoying the walk together. I hear children laughing and playing while they are waiting with great excitement for their turns on the swing. I’m sure that in the future I will look back at every moment I spent there with a big smile and the feeling of nostalgia.
By Evelyn Király, 3rd year English major
Photos by Arnold Szabó and Tamás Szabó, 3rd year Fine Arts-Graphics majors