I spent a few days in the city walking around and exploring. I have an entry just for night photos that I will post later but the Parliament is spectacular both in the and at night. There was construction going on around the building at the time which made for poor photos but I made do. 🙁
Walking along to view the bridge
Stopped by a restaurant for a lunch break. This place was practically next to my apartment. They gave me full window view and what’s awesome is that every chair has warm blankets to cuddle and cozy up with while eating since it gets so cold by the windows! I ended up having the breaded pork chops with potato salad, and a pudding type dessert with a glass of my favorite Chardonnay of course.
A sample of the beautiful art atop the roofs of buildings. Their idea was God was looking down and that’s he needed to see was beautiful rooftops.
I’m walking with former President Ronald Reagan!! Just kidding – his statue was erected near the Soviet Union’s monument due to his dedication in ending communism in Hungary. The Hungarians seem to really like him.
Discovering yet another Christmas Market all around the city. There’s nothing better than exploring a new city with a huge mug of piping hot wine. Or munching on hot warm salty and buttery bread.
Apple chips you could plop into your wine.
A Hungarian treat – bread that’s spun around the mold and greased up. It can be salty or sweet depending what you wanted on it (sugar, cinnamon, etc.)
Found myself in a funky designer shop. Loved all the print art they had.
The ceiling of the thermal baths building. Isn’t if effing amazing? Depictions of Greek Gods & Goddesses. This looks like Apollo- the sun god with his chariot
We have Aphrodite here of course…
Anonymus (Chronicler) was the notary or chronicler of a Hungary King. Anonymus is most famous for his work Gesta Hungarorum (“The Deeds of the Hungarians”), written in Latin around 1200. Tourists like to touch the tip of his pen and you’ll be able to write whatever you desire. I rubbed it like no tomorrow wishing for all the writing luck in the world.
The infamous man-made ice rink. It’s huge but the line was even longer. Like it wrapped around for blocks. I was like….nope, don’t want to ice skate that bad.
One of the two museums at Heroes’ square
Budapest’s Opera House
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