Budapest Trip 2006

11th April 2006 - 18th April 2006

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Across the Danube from Buda, with the Parliament building, Gellert Hill and and Castle Hill visible

 

Monument to Imre Nagy symbolizing his 1956 defection from the side of Communism to that of the people

 

Liberty Square and the obelisk commemorating Red Army soldiers who died during the siege of Budapest 1944-45

 

The bridgehead of Chain Bridge

 

View of Chain Bridge and the Parliament from Castle Hill

 

The Parliament Building

 

St Stephen's Basilica

 

The truly magnificent interior of St Stephen's Basilica

 

Buda apartment walls colourfully decorated by graffiti artists

 

Advertisement decorates an apartment mural

 

The Byzantine-Moorish Great Synagogue in central Pest, the largest in Europe

 

Bronze sculpture in the Castle Gardens

 

Parliament building and the statue of Ferenc II Rkczi, who led one of the earliest revolts against the Hapsburgs in 1703-11

 

Parliament building bathed in late afternoon sunshine

 

Parliament building at night

 

Chain Bridge and its distinctive stone lions, Castle Hill visible in the background

 

View (in not so perfect lighting and weather conditions) of the Danube from Gellrt Hill showing Elizabeth Bridge (foreground), Chain Bridge and Margaret Bridge

 

View Chain Bridge viewed from above the Funicular Railway

 

Castle Hill across the Danube from Pest, St Mtys Church and Fishermen's Bastion clearly visible

 

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