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c_hawkthorne  ·  560 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 31, 2017

Krakow is incredible and Auschwitz is incredibly depressing. It has easily been my favorite city so far. In Budapest now and it's wonderful. The parliament building is stunning. I'm mooching off public WiFi right now waiting for it to get dark to get a good picture of the building lit up and reflecting off the Danube.

And the pictures!

goobster




goobster  ·  560 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Aw man... I miss Budapest.

After taking a photo of the Parliament, then turn around and look at the "Chain Bridge", Lanchid.

And then, go into Parliament square in front of the Parliament building. Notice those other three gorgeous buildings standing around the square? Yeah... those were the three runners-up designs for the Parliament building. The Austro-Hungarian Empire liked all four submissions so much... they built all four of them!!

Make some time to check out Nyugati Train Station. It was designed by Eiffel. Yes, THAT Eiffel.

And Margit Sziget (Margaret Island) is lovely to walk around. As is the Varosliget (City Park).

Aw man... enjoy it!!

veen  ·  560 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Budapest is very high on my list of cool cities to visit. Didn't know that about the parliament buildings!

Eiffel made a ton of cool stuff, like this urban elevator in Lisbon:

c_hawkthorne  ·  560 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Margaret Island has the WiFi I'm mooching! What a lovely park. Took a walk around the island. So nice. I'll try to check out the station. I took a tour of the Parliament building earlier and what a beautiful building inside. Breathtaking. Shame they don't let you take pictures of the dome the crown is in because I'd have loved a picture if that ceiling and the 16 King statues and coat of arms they had hanging around.

arguewithatree  ·  559 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Budapest has been my favorite place I've traveled so far. I can get cheap flights to/from Pristina so I'm working on getting back there ASAP.