Budapest: St. Stephen’s Basilica

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About 50 meters from my flat was St. Stephen’s Basilica. AWESOME. At night, the front was transformed into a mini ice rink for the children. All around that were Christmas market stalls. They were playing Christmas music along with American top 40 (listening to Justin Bieber was a little funny in front of a basilica). The day after Christmas, there was even a circle of people dancing to The Hora!! It was pretty fucking cool.

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This is the markets all closed up and shut down in the early mornings!

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One of the inside arches of the basilica. I made sure to see the entire place – including the stained glass windows and St. Stephen’s…mummified hand. Yea. Hand.

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Why can’t churches look like this in America? I would be so fascinated for the entire hour that I wouldn’t mind sitting through Mass. haha.

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