Tagged: Hungary

Chain Bridge, Budapest

The Chain Bridge (Lánchid) was the first bridge to permanently connect Buda and Pest. The story of ‘the reason’ for which the bridge was constructed is like this:A pontoon bridge on the river since...

St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest

St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, is just 100 years old. The construction was completed in 1905; this sturdy structure housed the important documents and artworks during World War II bombings. The dome is 65metres high...

Imre Nagy

Exiting the Budapest Parliament we set off on a short walking tour, street by street, around Kossuth Square near the parliament. To the southeast of Kossuth square we saw the statue of Imre Nagy....

Mythical Turul Bird, Buda Castle, Budapest

The statue of mythical Turul bird that guards the Buda castle. The flying Turul bird’s statue marks Hungary’s millennium anniversary in 1896. The Turul is the most important bird in the origin myth of...

Attila József

A little ahead of Budapest Parliament is the statue of Attila Jozsef, Hungary’s most loved 20th century poet. Some his lines: Gently place your hand uponMy brow as though your hand belongedTo me; protect...

Budapest Parliament Interiors

As I mentioned in my previous post of Budapest Parliament, only three out of 691 rooms of the parliament are open to public. Disappointing indeed! After an elaborate (understandable) security check we were led...

Budapest Parliament

An amazing architectural wonder, Budapest parliament is the second largest parliament in Europe. The Parliament was built between 1885 and 1902, at the time the largest parliamentary building in the world. Some statistics on...

Brass Holders, Budapest Parliament

Can you guess what that curved structure is? The shot was taken in the corridors of Budapest Parliament. Here is one more close-up. The curves are all numbered. Before scrolling down further give it...

Esztergom Basilica, Hungary

The bright blue cupola of Esztergom basilica is visible from far. This gigantic structure kind of dominates the whole city of Esztergom. All other buildings around seemed dwarfed and we didn’t find it tempting...