Snippets from Budapest

Europe, Hungary

I did not have as much time in Budapest as I would have liked to spend. The good part is I got to see different elements of the city. Here are a few images.

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Matthias Church in Budapest was damaged during WWII and served as a camp for Soviet and Germans during the Soviet Occupation of Hungary. It was later renovated between the 50s and the 70s.

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The first bridge across the Danube in Budapest opened in 1849, its called the chain bridge

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Taking the Budapest Castle Hill Funicular to visit the Buda Castle above

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There are two contrasting sides to Budapest. The bridges, the churches, leafy roads, the river Danube make for a pretty picture. A little beyond, the vestiges of the Soviet era emerge, staid, straight and grimy.

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View of Buda atop Castle Hill

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A balcony made interesting with life size cut outs

A balcony made interesting with life size cut outs

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