Sunday, May 31, 2015

Panoramic of Szabadsag Ter (Liberty Square) 6

Panoramic Of Szabadsag Ter (Liberty Square) 5

Panoramic of Szabadsag Ter (Liberty Square) 4

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Gresham Palace

The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace as it is currently named. Is an Art Nouveau building that was built to house  offices and  apartments in 1906. It is currently a luxury hotel, according to some its the most expensive hotel in Budapest.

Chain Bridge (2)

Chain Bridge (1)

Gellért Hill

Gellért Hill is named after after Saint Gerard was thrown from the hill to his death. This yet another place that offers a great view of the city.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Buda Castle

Buda Castle is located on Castle Hill diagonal from the parliament. The castle was built in 1265 by king Bela the IV.  The castle has being used be medieval Hungrarian kings to Nazis. Its is currently a museum and library.  The castle has being a big part of hungrarian history. It was used for the   coronation of  the last king of the Austro-Hungarian empire Charles the IV. During world war 2 major battles to places around the castle. It was the last strong hold in Hungary of the Nazis during the war. Due to the battles that took place around the castle there was  extensive damage.  Due to this damage the years from 1948 to 1968 where ones marked by heavy reconstruction efforts. The history of Buda Castle is much to vast for a blog post.
The view from the castle is just amazing. Clearly the view of the Danube is amazing. It also has a great view of the Parliament, and Saint Stephen's basilica.

The Statue Of József Eötvös

Eövtös was  a hungrarian statesmen's, who served as minster of education, and religion, he was also a writer and an advocate for the Jewish community of Budapest. All of this during the height of Austro-Hungarian empire.
This is  quite an interesting pictures. At the foot of the statue are to elder gentleman playing traditional music. It is a common sight throughout Budapest to see street performers, it seems like in every corner there is someone performing. It might seem annoying but all the performers where very polite, unlike other places in Europe. The other interesting thing is the young women with her bike. She was waiting for a friend or a date.  In a lot of places in Europe  statues are used as meeting places. Statues are important landmarks within European  cityscapes.  While in the united states they are overlooked. In Europe they are essential part of the feel of the city.

Friday, May 1, 2015