Buda, Pest, and Old Buda merged in 1873 to form the modern Budapest. I took these shots while wandering around the streets of Pest.
Bus seat graffiti
Here’s the nostalgia tram, where (for 400 Forints) you can ride in style like they used to. Note: I don’t recommend trying to stand while this thing is moving – it’s not exactly as smooth as Munich’s S-Bahn. But it was free of graffiti, unlike the Pest buses.
This was floating in a small carnival by a children’s park for a few minutes before some thoughtful old man took it down. On the side, in Hungarian, it reads “Size does matter.”
This statue cracked me up. So regal in the last golden rays of the setting sun… except for his cap.
Next post, back to the beautiful side of Budapest.
Posted 5 years, 11 months ago at 9:09 am. Add a comment
Those long familiar with the blog might remember some prior posts about street photography. Candid photos of city denizens and visitors tell you a lot about what the place is like! Take this woman agonizing over what to buy in the farmers’ market:
From afar it really looked like we were about to enter a field in the middle of the city. I guess a few hundred years ago this might have been the view.
The couple and the single… who is happier?
We must have watched this dog playing in and around the fountain pool for half an hour. Finally I got the shot I’d been waiting for!
No comment required on this last one. All in all, it was a beautiful day of sun, photos, sights, and frisbee on the streets and in the parks of Budapest.
Posted 5 years, 11 months ago at 7:42 pm. 4 comments
German holidays are great, as long as you can avoid the traffic. Leaving at 7am from Munich we missed most of it and made it to Budapest in the early afternoon. Our greeter was an enthusiastic howler in need of a toenail trim:
Late lunch at the hotel restaurant. This fantastic dish of homemade smoked salmon and quail eggs was six euro. (The pumpkin soup was also up there with the best I’ve ever had, for 2.50).
After wandering around the beautiful castle above the city at sunset…
…we had a coffee and enjoyed this great night view! I think this is officially the best view I ever had from a coffee shop. It was definitely worth the pricey cuppa. (Hungarian expensive = Munich standard price!).
I’m already looking forward to the next 2 days of sightseeing!
Happy Easter. Just to cover my bases, I’ll be pouring one out for JC… probably a real Czech Budweiser 😉
Posted 5 years, 11 months ago at 9:38 pm. 2 comments