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Budapest Adventure

We just arrived in Budapest, our home for the next three years. While I don't really have much time to get out to take photographs due to work, what I have managed to see on Saturdays has shown me that Budapest is a fascinating city full of phenomenal and diverse architecture, really a photographer's dream. What I have learned is to always look up instead of straight ahead, and there isn't a block that doesn't have several buildings worthy of capturing. It also appears to be a great city for photographing at night, but I haven't been able to manage that thus far.

PLEASE NOTE: In an effort make this gallery a bit more manageable, in some cases I have grouped multiple photos of the same place into sub-galleries that I hope you'll have a look at! The sub-galleries can be identified by four dots in a square on either side of the title.

ALSO NOTE: For an introduction to the amazing architecture of Budapest, see http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/gallery/the_incredible_architecture_of_budapest

NOTE: NEWER IMAGES ARE AT THE END.
Freedom Square
Freedom Square
Beating the heat
Beating the heat
Matthias Church (Mátyás templom)
Matthias Church (Mátyás templom)
Parliament at sunset
Parliament at sunset
Home in Budapest
:: Home in Budapest ::
Budapest: Buda Castle District
:: Budapest: Buda Castle District ::
Watching passersby on Andrássy Út
Watching passersby on Andrássy Út
Danube view
Danube view
Chain Bridge and Pest
Chain Bridge and Pest
Upside down shopping mall
Upside down shopping mall
Budapest: Whimsical Museum of Applied Arts
:: Budapest: Whimsical Museum of Applied Arts ::
Budapest: Great Synagogue
:: Budapest: Great Synagogue ::
Holdover from the Soviet era
Holdover from the Soviet era
The iconic Line 1 at Opera
The iconic Line 1 at Opera
Budapest: Nyugati Train Station
:: Budapest: Nyugati Train Station ::
The most elegant McDonald's I've ever seen!
The most elegant McDonald's I've ever seen!
McElegant
McElegant
Budapest Opera House
:: Budapest Opera House ::
Must be something interesting
Must be something interesting
'Foto! Foto!'
'Foto! Foto!'
Fair fun
Fair fun
Green beer
Green beer
The plastic bottle tree
The plastic bottle tree
Cafe comfort
Cafe comfort
House of Terror Museum
House of Terror Museum
Old building, new addition
Old building, new addition
Műcsarnok Palace of Art
Műcsarnok Palace of Art
Műcsarnok detail
Műcsarnok detail
Műcsarnok detail
Műcsarnok detail
Heroes Square
Heroes Square
Heroes Square, Arpad, 7 Magyar Tribes
Heroes Square, Arpad, 7 Magyar Tribes
Budapest: Vásárcsarnok Grand Market
:: Budapest: Vásárcsarnok Grand Market ::
Scaling the bridge
Scaling the bridge
Crowning Szabadság Hid
Crowning Szabadság Hid
Gun shop with a catch
Gun shop with a catch
Budapest: Hungarian Parliament
:: Budapest: Hungarian Parliament ::
Hungarian Parliament, in memoriam
Hungarian Parliament, in memoriam
Making a sale on national day
Making a sale on national day
Young patriot
Young patriot
National day wares
National day wares
Guarding the square
Guarding the square
Budapest: Four Seasons, Gresham Palace
:: Budapest: Four Seasons, Gresham Palace ::
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Pest from Chain Bridge
Pest from Chain Bridge
Buda from Chain Bridge
Buda from Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge guardian
Chain Bridge guardian
Chain Bridge detail
Chain Bridge detail
Chain Bridge at sunset
Chain Bridge at sunset
A most unusual tunnel (1854)
A most unusual tunnel (1854)
Parliament at sunset
Parliament at sunset
Freedom Square revisited
Freedom Square revisited
Parliament from Freedom Square
Parliament from Freedom Square
Magyar TV tower
Magyar TV tower
Freedom Square, Interactive Fountain
Freedom Square, Interactive Fountain
Watching you watching me
Watching you watching me
Enjoying the square
Enjoying the square
'Shoes on the Danube Promenade' memorial
'Shoes on the Danube Promenade' memorial
Budapest's Spectacular Brudern House
:: Budapest's Spectacular Brudern House ::
Science University library
Science University library
Ybl Palace
Ybl Palace
Opulent lighting
Opulent lighting
Liberty Statue, Gellért Hill
Liberty Statue, Gellért Hill
Buda from Gellért Hill
Buda from Gellért Hill
Pest from Gellért Hill
Pest from Gellért Hill
Pest from Gellért Hill
Pest from Gellért Hill
Pest from Gellért Hill
Pest from Gellért Hill
Pest from Gellért Hill
Pest from Gellért Hill
Carrying the 'world,' municipal offices
Carrying the 'world,' municipal offices
Precarious perch, municipal offices
Precarious perch, municipal offices
Inner City Parish Church (oldest building in Pest)
Inner City Parish Church (oldest building in Pest)
So near, yet so far apart
So near, yet so far apart
Mirror image: Renovated
Mirror image: Renovated
Mirror image: Not renovated
Mirror image: Not renovated
Block building detail, 1876
Block building detail, 1876
The sentinels
The sentinels
Budapest: Adria Insurance Building
:: Budapest: Adria Insurance Building ::
Freedom Square revisited
Freedom Square revisited
Budapest: Anker Palace
:: Budapest: Anker Palace ::
Gerbeaud-Haz
Gerbeaud-Haz
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of the Interior
Budapest: Art Nouveau Geology Institute
:: Budapest: Art Nouveau Geology Institute ::
Another building by Ödön Lechner
Another building by Ödön Lechner
School for the Blind
School for the Blind
High school
High school
Stefania Palace
Stefania Palace
Vigszínház (theater)
Vigszínház (theater)
Vigszínház (theater)
Vigszínház (theater)
Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Waiting for a limo?
Waiting for a limo?
Budapest: Postal Savings Bank
:: Budapest: Postal Savings Bank ::
Budapest: The New York Palace
:: Budapest: The New York Palace ::
Old central market
Old central market
Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge
Four Seasons, across the river
Four Seasons, across the river
The famous Hotel Gellért
The famous Hotel Gellért
Gellért Baths
Gellért Baths
Szabadság Hid
Szabadság Hid
Hungarian Journalists Pensioners Institute
Hungarian Journalists Pensioners Institute
Hungarian Journalists Pensioners Institute
Hungarian Journalists Pensioners Institute
Municipal courthouse
Municipal courthouse
Municipal courthouse, detail
Municipal courthouse, detail
Vigadó Concert Hall (1859)
Vigadó Concert Hall (1859)
Vigadó Concert Hall (1859)
Vigadó Concert Hall (1859)
Vigadó Concert Hall (1859)
Vigadó Concert Hall (1859)
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty
Entertainment at Vörösmarty fair
Entertainment at Vörösmarty fair
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty
Transportation Museum, Chain Bridge
Transportation Museum, Chain Bridge
Transportation Museum
Transportation Museum
St. Stephen's Basilica on Christmas
St. Stephen's Basilica on Christmas
Heroes Square on Christmas
Heroes Square on Christmas
Festive street on Christmas
Festive street on Christmas
St. Anne's Church
St. Anne's Church
St. Anne's Church, detail
St. Anne's Church, detail
St. Anne's Church
St. Anne's Church
6th District Central Market
6th District Central Market
6th District Central Market
6th District Central Market
Buda Calvinist) Church
Buda Calvinist) Church
Gellért Baths in daytime
Gellért Baths in daytime
White Cross Inn (1770)
White Cross Inn (1770)
Hikisch House (1795)
Hikisch House (1795)
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Budapest: Museum of Agriculture, an architectural tour
:: Budapest: Museum of Agriculture, an architectural tour ::
Thonet House
Thonet House
Thonet House
Thonet House
Buda Calvinist Church revisited
Buda Calvinist Church revisited
Buda Calvinist Church revisited
Buda Calvinist Church revisited
Science University library, Ybl Palace
Science University library, Ybl Palace
Vestiges of war
Vestiges of war
The Turkish Bank
The Turkish Bank
Andrássy Garden Palace
Andrássy Garden Palace
Budapest: Palaces of Pollack Mihály Square
:: Budapest: Palaces of Pollack Mihály Square ::
V district central market
V district central market
Synagogue: Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center
:: Synagogue: Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center ::
Budapest Museum of Ethnography
:: Budapest Museum of Ethnography ::
Matthias Church (Mátyás templom)
:: Matthias Church (Mátyás templom) ::
Budapest: Táncháztalálkozó (Dance House Meeting)
:: Budapest: Táncháztalálkozó (Dance House Meeting) ::
Budapest's Széchenyi Baths
:: Budapest's Széchenyi Baths ::
Budapest Zoo and its Exotic Elephant House
:: Budapest Zoo and its Exotic Elephant House ::
Budapest's Monumental Vajdahunyad Castle
:: Budapest's Monumental Vajdahunyad Castle ::
Tomb of Gül Baba
Tomb of Gül Baba
Fountain, tomb of Gül Baba
Fountain, tomb of Gül Baba
Tomb of Gül Baba
Tomb of Gül Baba
Philanthia
Philanthia
Philanthia detail
Philanthia detail
Philanthia
Philanthia
Budapest's Jewish Quarter
:: Budapest's Jewish Quarter ::
Church of St. Elizabeth of the House of Árpád
Church of St. Elizabeth of the House of Árpád
Church of St. Elizabeth of the House of Árpád
Church of St. Elizabeth of the House of Árpád
Church of St. Elizabeth of the House of Árpád
Church of St. Elizabeth of the House of Árpád
Budapest's famous Gerbeaud Café
:: Budapest's famous Gerbeaud Café ::
Szent István Day
Szent István Day
Szent István Day
Szent István Day
Szent István Day
Szent István Day
Szent István Day
Szent István Day
National Gallop (Nemzeti Vágta)
National Gallop (Nemzeti Vágta)
National Gallop, waiting
National Gallop, waiting
National Gallop, romance
National Gallop, romance
National Gallop, representing Demecser
National Gallop, representing Demecser
National Gallop, cowboys going home
National Gallop, cowboys going home
Food for hungry festival goers
Food for hungry festival goers
Feeding the legions
Feeding the legions
Temporary 'oasis' for festival goer comfort
Temporary 'oasis' for festival goer comfort
Herend window on Andrássy út
Herend window on Andrássy út
Margit hid undergoing reconstruction
Margit hid undergoing reconstruction
The Danube from Margit hid
The Danube from Margit hid
Budapest's Island Oasis: Margit Sziget
:: Budapest's Island Oasis: Margit Sziget ::
Long barge on the Danube
Long barge on the Danube
Hungarian Central Bank
Hungarian Central Bank
Hungarian Central Bank
Hungarian Central Bank
Hungarian Central Bank, detail
Hungarian Central Bank, detail
Hungarian Central Bank, detail
Hungarian Central Bank, detail
Hungarian Central Bank
Hungarian Central Bank
Wedding bells at central bank
Wedding bells at central bank
Hungarian Central Bank, rear
Hungarian Central Bank, rear
Hungarian Central Bank, entry window
Hungarian Central Bank, entry window
Hungarian Central Bank, side window
Hungarian Central Bank, side window
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty tér
Christmas fair at Vörösmarty tér
Christmas fair entertainment
Christmas fair entertainment
Király Baths (1566-70)
Király Baths (1566-70)
Király Baths (1566-70)
Király Baths (1566-70)
Király Baths (1566-70)
Király Baths (1566-70)
Király Baths, 'new' addition
Király Baths, 'new' addition
Budapest's Magnificent Basilica of St. Stephen
:: Budapest's Magnificent Basilica of St. Stephen ::
Ujszinház by Ödön Lechner
Ujszinház by Ödön Lechner
Ujszinház interior
Ujszinház interior
Capuchin Church, previously a mosque
Capuchin Church, previously a mosque
Christmas tree lot at Lehel Csarnok
Christmas tree lot at Lehel Csarnok
Budapest's Enticing Lehel Market
:: Budapest's Enticing Lehel Market ::
The Christmas tram
The Christmas tram
The Christmas tram
The Christmas tram
Blessed Christmas wishes from the municipality
Blessed Christmas wishes from the municipality
Széchenyi Baths letting off steam
Széchenyi Baths letting off steam
Ice skating in the moat
Ice skating in the moat
Vajdahunyad Castle at night
Vajdahunyad Castle at night
Steam rising on Városliget park lake
Steam rising on Városliget park lake
Mangalica (Pig) Festival: Star of the event
Mangalica (Pig) Festival: Star of the event
Mangalica Festival: Working dog
Mangalica Festival: Working dog
Mangalica Festival: Dr. Mangalica
Mangalica Festival: Dr. Mangalica
Mangalica Festival: Ready to buy
Mangalica Festival: Ready to buy
Mangalica Festival: The real reason everybody goes
Mangalica Festival: The real reason everybody goes
Mangalica Festival: Pig with a perm
Mangalica Festival: Pig with a perm
Mangalica Festival: The other reason people visit
Mangalica Festival: The other reason people visit
Mangalica Festival: Keeping warm
Mangalica Festival: Keeping warm
Műcsarnok Palace of Fine Arts
Műcsarnok Palace of Fine Arts
Mücsarnok ceiling
Mücsarnok ceiling
Mücsarnok detail
Mücsarnok detail
Mücsarnok exhibition gallery
Mücsarnok exhibition gallery
Budapest's Museum of Fine Arts
:: Budapest's Museum of Fine Arts ::
Millennium Monument (1896) in winter
Millennium Monument (1896) in winter
Millennium Monument (1896)
Millennium Monument (1896)
Árpád, chief of the 7 Magyar tribes
Árpád, chief of the 7 Magyar tribes
Chieftans, 7 Magyar tribes
Chieftans, 7 Magyar tribes
Hungarian National Museum
:: Hungarian National Museum ::
Along the Danube: the Whale
Along the Danube: the Whale
Along the Danube: Serbian Church, Inner City Parish Church
Along the Danube: Serbian Church, Inner City Parish Church
Along the Danube: Parliament
Along the Danube: Parliament
Hungary's Magnificent Parliament Building
:: Hungary's Magnificent Parliament Building ::
Erzsébet-kilátó (Elizabeth Lookout)
Erzsébet-kilátó (Elizabeth Lookout)
Our house from Normafa
Our house from Normafa
Budapest from Erzsébet-kilátó
Budapest from Erzsébet-kilátó
Drechsler Palace (Ödön Lechner)
Drechsler Palace (Ödön Lechner)
Drechsler Palace
Drechsler Palace
Drechsler Palace
Drechsler Palace
Drechsler Palace
Drechsler Palace
Dreschsler Palace
Dreschsler Palace
Hidden Gem: The Palatial Szabó Ervin Public Library
:: Hidden Gem: The Palatial Szabó Ervin Public Library ::
Szent Mihály Church (orig. 1230)
Szent Mihály Church (orig. 1230)
Szent Mihály Church, detail
Szent Mihály Church, detail
Szent Mihály Church, organ
Szent Mihály Church, organ
Inner City Parish Church (1046)
:: Inner City Parish Church (1046) ::
Budapest's Famous Gellért Hotel and Baths
:: Budapest's Famous Gellért Hotel and Baths ::
Parisi Nagy Aruház
Parisi Nagy Aruház
Café, Parisi Nagy Aruház (1)
Café, Parisi Nagy Aruház (1)
Café, Parisi Nagy Aruház (2)
Café, Parisi Nagy Aruház (2)
Café, Parisi Nagy Aruház (3)
Café, Parisi Nagy Aruház (3)
St. István's Day shennanigans
St. István's Day shennanigans
St. István's Day, procession to Pest
St. István's Day, procession to Pest
St. István's Day, procession across Chain Bridge
St. István's Day, procession across Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge guardian
Chain Bridge guardian
Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge
Light at the end of the tunnel
Light at the end of the tunnel
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
The Nostalgia Tram (1)
The Nostalgia Tram (1)
The Nostalgia Tram (2)
The Nostalgia Tram (2)
The Nostalgia Tram (3)
The Nostalgia Tram (3)
The Nostalgia Tram (4)
The Nostalgia Tram (4)
Olympics in Szabadság tér
Olympics in Szabadság tér
US Embassy
US Embassy
Cooling off on a hot summer's day
Cooling off on a hot summer's day
A different view of St. Stephen's Basilica
A different view of St. Stephen's Basilica
Compliments of my husband...
Compliments of my husband...
Budapest's Keleti Train Station
:: Budapest's Keleti Train Station ::
Budapest's Szent Lászlo Church
:: Budapest's Szent Lászlo Church ::
Pbase meet-up, Budapest October 2012
:: Pbase meet-up, Budapest October 2012 ::
Budapest's Jewish Cemetery
:: Budapest's Jewish Cemetery ::
Memento Park: Budapest's Communist-era Monuments
:: Memento Park: Budapest's Communist-era Monuments ::
Budapest Christmas Markets
:: Budapest Christmas Markets ::
Marine Ball 2012, Budapest
Marine Ball 2012, Budapest
Városligeti Műjégpálya
Városligeti Műjégpálya
Városligeti Műjégpálya
Városligeti Műjégpálya
Christmas on Andrássy út (1)
Christmas on Andrássy út (1)
Christmas on Andrássy út (2)
Christmas on Andrássy út (2)
Christmas on Andrássy út (3)
Christmas on Andrássy út (3)
Christmas on Andrássy út (4)
Christmas on Andrássy út (4)
Hungarian Parliament
Hungarian Parliament
Christmas Tram
Christmas Tram
Holiday travelers on the Christmas Tram
Holiday travelers on the Christmas Tram
Christmas Tram in action
Christmas Tram in action
Church of St. Anne
Church of St. Anne
Church of St. Ann
Church of St. Ann
Roman city of Aquincum
Roman city of Aquincum
Roman city of Aquincum
Roman city of Aquincum
Chain Bridge, Buda Castle
Chain Bridge, Buda Castle
St. Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion
St. Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion
Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge
Last rays on Parliament
Last rays on Parliament
Városligeti Műjégpálya
Városligeti Műjégpálya
Városligeti Műjégpálya
Városligeti Műjégpálya
Rear view
Rear view
Thermal bird bath
Thermal bird bath
Patriotic dog
Patriotic dog
Old bridge in Városliget
Old bridge in Városliget
Bridge and Vajdahunyad Castle
Bridge and Vajdahunyad Castle
Creative merchandising
Creative merchandising
Hungarian Railway Museum
:: Hungarian Railway Museum  ::
Budapest Oldtimers Car Show
:: Budapest Oldtimers Car Show ::
Budapest Spring Fair
Budapest Spring Fair
Budapest under Water: 2013 Danube Flood
:: Budapest under Water: 2013 Danube Flood ::
St. Stephen's Basilica from the Marine House
St. Stephen's Basilica from the Marine House
Parliament from the Marine House
Parliament from the Marine House