FC: Lisa & Bex's trip to Budapest, Hungary March 23rd-26th, 2008
1: Sweet dough-thing
2: Tram | Up Gellert Hill
3: Easter... | Despicable | Little colourful purses | Festival entertainment | Spring Festival food.
4: Hungarian old lady
5: City Church | Yum | Parliament from the boat trip
6: mmmmmmmmm | Easter displays | Feeling tipsy... and cold
7: Saint Stephen's Basilica
8: Opera House Door | Metro station
9: We posted our postcards in here!
10: Millennium (1896) Square, or Heroes Square containing Statues of past Hungarian Kings | A wall of doors in Oktagon Metro station... what's behind them I wonder?
11: At Heroes Square
12: We stayed in the appartment of Terror! Re communism
13: PAPRIKA!!! | truffles, oink! | Sausages! | Sausage!
14: CHAPEL IN THE ROCK (SZIKLAKÁPOLNA) (II. Szent Gellért tér) Gellért Hill Cave – also known as Saint Ivan’s Cave – has its entrance in the hillside 75 feet above the level of the River Danube. The first modern entrance was constructed in 1925/26 with the aid of explosives and the interior of the cave was made into a chapel resembling that found at Lourdes. Later a Pauline monastery was built alongside and connected to the chapel with its own private entrance. Sadly, the Communists confiscated the chapel in 1951, desecrating it over one night and then sealing up the entrance with concrete “for security reasons.” It then suffered ignominious spells serving as a karst water inspection station and government store, until three years after the political changes – in 1992 – it was finally restored into a functioning chapel. | Big sausages!
15: I'm so classy | One of the 3 famous bridges, undergoing major repairs, but we took the walk of death across it to the foot of Gellert Hill beside the famous hot springs bath house. V pleased to get to the Buda side still dry!
16: Saint Stephen’s Basilica (V. Szent István tér) from Gellert Hill | View from Gellert Hill
17: Having a rest (it's a steep climb) | Chain Bridge connecting Buda and Pest
18: Funicular up to the castle/Palace
19: View of parliament from the castle | From the top of the Funicular | Mural at the castle's base
20: One of many coffee shop stops | Fisherman's Bastillion | Chain bridge to Pest
21: Poor thing blinkered up for tourists
22: From Fisherman's...
24: 3 Hungarian gossips... old ladies are the same the world over!