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Infopark

A cache by pepe1948 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/22/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A multicache consists of 4 points. Point #1 can be observed from outside, too, point #2 is accessible without any problem on weekdays between 7-22, other 2 points are in open area.

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The aim of this urban multicache is to lead you along an area called Infopark. Formerly intended to be the site of 1996 World Exhibition but the government canceled the plan due to financial reasons. For today, it is the Hungarian 'Silicon Valley' at least as far as the concentration of Educational and Research Centers is concerned. Besides headquarters of huge companies of electronic industry, the two biggest universities of Budapest are in this area. The walk is guided by visiting three location devoted to famous Hungarian scientists whose activity in telecommunications and computer technique is acknowledged not only inside Hungary and who -even in a very indirect way- made possible for us to play this GPS-based game. Unfortunately, I can not give their names here, since cachers playing the game on geocaching.hu have to use them as PW for a 'found' login.

Approaching the cache

Getting off the tram No. 4 or 6 on the Buda side of Petofi bridge, the GPS will already indicate the vicinity of the first point. Before going to that, please enter at N 47° 28,487' E 19° 3,668 the northern building of Eotvos Lorand University where you will find a globe scaled by 1:6.000.000. The tilt of the globe and its revolution is exactly equal to real values, just the terrain heights are slightly exaggerated otherwise even the Mount Everest would have been as small as 1.5 mm.

The first point

Going further inside the building, you will see a peculiar, high instrument with detailed explanation given in English, too. It was developed and operated by a scientist and teacher, a man with a very broad knowledge whose son is famous, too. Since being my teacher and later my colleague, I could tell about him a lot but I can't, for reasons explained above.

The second point

This point is inside the 'I' building where your GPS will surely loose signal but there are just a few meters inside for two points to see. Entering through the rotary door, you you will firstly see the hologram of Denes Gabor, the inventor of holography. A bit more forward is a bronze bust of the constructor of the first Hungarian computer.

The third point

Coming out of the 'I' building, you can see roof decorated by 84 glass cones. The building was originally built for sporting purposes but it has been never completed. Nowadays it is intended to reconstructed and used as a conference hall. Close to this building you will find a small pond and a nice statue of another, world-famous Hungarian man.

The fourth point

You can pick up the microcache between points 1 and 2 already. It's a relatively quiet place next to which construction of a new university building will start soon. I hope that this shall not cause any problem, otherwise I will take care about finding a new location.

Another places of interest

It is worth to visit the southern building of Eotvos Lorand University (N 47° 28,3308' E 19° 3,7023') where one can find excavational and geological collections and daring constructional solutions. On the way back to the tram, at N 47° 28,5053' E 19° 3,5597' you go along the modern 'Church of Hungarian Saints' where you can see some bells of different size which time to time play chimes. BTW this place has its own microcache, see GC220CG

Bonus point

If your time allows (and I don't have a lecture), don't hesitate to visit me in my office (I.E.451.) at N 47° 28,358' E 19° 3,570' from where you can have a good view to the area, and eventually visit the anechoic chamber of our acoustic laboratory.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ng tebhaq yriry, va n uvqqra pbeare, bhgfvqr gur ohvyqvat.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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