A Quiet Day in Budapest

We took it easy today, mostly just walking around Budapest and enjoying the lovely spring weather. We began by heading up towards Hero’s Square. Along the way, we came across this, which certainly qualifies as an interesting use for a car.

An Unusual Flower Planter

After arriving at the Hero’s Square, we started walking down the boulevard heading toward the Danube. We stopped for a delightful light lunch, sitting outside in the sunshine. Lunch was delicious, and the price was amazingly reasonable. After lunch, we continued walking toward the Danube, eventually passing by the Terror Museum. It appears that the name is designed to be seen from the air.

We decided against spending the afternoon in the museum (you really need to be in the right frame of mind for that), but we did look at the installations in front of the museum. One was a piece of the Berlin Wall.

Continuing down the street, we came across many statues, most of them with swords. Here is a fairly typical one.

The buildings seem to have a mix of architectural styles that can only be described as “eclectic”. Here are two examples near each other, along the boulevard, that give a sense of what I mean.

On our way back to the hotel we walked through St. Stephen’s Square. I could show you a picture of the cathedral, but … a cathedral is just a cathedral. But the decorative paving stones in front of the cathedral were far more interesting (to me) so I’ll show those instead.

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2 Responses to A Quiet Day in Budapest

  1. bjambjam says:

    I am loving hearing about your trip. I am reminded of my time in Budapest. You do need to be in the right frame of mind for the Terror Museum but it is fascinating. We also enjoyed visiting the Dahany Street Synagogue. It is the largest Synagogue in Europe. Keep on posting. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

  2. Thanks for the comment. I enjoy posting, but it is also nice to know that someone actually reads it. The plan for today is to walk across to the Buda side, and then climb the many steps up to the castle. On the way back we’ll check out the Dahany Street Synagogue. Then perhaps we will find a pub to enjoy a Wednesday afternoon drink.

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