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.
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
Carol in the For Sale pub…
… with plenty of chillies…
… to warm up the delicious goulash soup
The Chain Bridge
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
Ice skaters taking advantage of the freezing conditions
Statue of the chronicler Anonymus, notary of King Béla III of Hungary in the 12th century
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