Budapest Part Two

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It’s been a wintery week here in Budapest, with sub-zero temperatures every day, and plenty of snow. Despite this, we’ve been into town every day, and haven’t stopped. Budapest is a wonderful city with so much to see and do – even with two weeks here, we’re going to have difficulty fitting everything in. We’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to do my usual write up, so instead here is a bumper selection of photos.

Mike

Not authentic I know, but I do like seeing a Trabbie!

The market – with a lovely tiled roof

Inside the market

Old boys doing their shopping

Communist-era artwork

Carol in the For Sale pub…

… with plenty of chillies…

… to warm up the delicious goulash soup

Budapest trams

The Chain Bridge

Street art

A memorial wall showing the boundary of the Jewish Ghetto in WWII

The shoes sculpture by Gyula Pauer on the bank of the Danube…

… sixty pairs of shoes to commemorate the Jews who were murdered by the fascist Arrow Cross party in WWII

It was common practice to tie three Jews together, and shoot the middle one dead before throwing all three into the Danube.

Outside the House of Terror on Andrassy utca…

… HQ of the fascist Arrow Cross party during WWII, and then the ÁVO/ÁVH (the communist secret police) from 1946

Retro Metro sign on the M1 line…

… the first underground railway in continental Europe, and the first electric one in the whole of Europe

Memorial to Kálmán Imre, famous Hungarian composer of operettas

Heroes’ Square

Vajdahunyad Castle

Ice skaters taking advantage of the freezing conditions

Statue of the chronicler Anonymus, notary of King Béla III of Hungary in the 12th century

Lunch stop

Andrassy utca – inspired by the Champs Elysee in Paris

Nyugati Railway Station, designed by Gustav Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame

“Just one more thing…”

My paellas just haven’t tasted the same since I ran out of Spanish paprika – luckily they had some in the international deli, and they were selling creme eggs too… would have been rude not to!

The Parliament building

Changing of the guard

The Chain Bridge from the Elizabeth Bridge

Inside an excellent ruin bar

4 thoughts on “Budapest Part Two

    1. Mike Post author

      Hi Tina! As you can probably tell, we’re loving it here too, even if it’s freezing cold ❄⛄❄⛄❄

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