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Budapest–April 2013–Architecture, Art & Bridges (and a little food)

Posted in Uncategorized by sndybeech on December 31, 2013

This is the photo I recently made my profile for Facebook–it had to be cropped there so here is the whole one for those of you who saw it there.

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On our very first walk we came across a florist shop in a beautiful building

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the Cathedral

the Cathedral

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The Gresham Palace, now a Four Seasons Hotel

The Gresham Palace, now a Four Seasons Hotel

The Gresham Palace again

The Gresham Palace again

The elevator floor indicator at the Gresham Palace

The elevator floor indicator at the Gresham Palace

the dining room in a upscale department store

the dining room in a upscale department store

same dining room's ceiling

same dining room’s ceiling

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little painting outside a small shop with folkart painted wares made by the owners

little painting outside a small shop with folkart painted wares made by the owners

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many sculptures on buildings

many sculptures on buildings

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ceiling in a passage

ceiling in a passage

ceiling

ceiling

manhold cover

manhold cover

art in a shop depicting West and East Berlin consumers

art in a shop depicting West and East Berlin consumers

at the Spring street fair

at the Spring street fair

in a very hip, arty restaurant we found the first evening

in a very hip, arty restaurant we found the first evening

art in window of shop

art in window of shop

lock installations seem to be big. It looks like anyone can add (and do) add to it

lock installations seem to be big. It looks like anyone can add (and do) add to it

close up of lock art

close up of lock art

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Franz Liszt plays an imaginary piano in the square named after him.

Franz Liszt plays an imaginary piano in the square named after him.

Paris Dept Store (earlier dining room here! sorry for the separation)

Paris Dept Store (earlier dining room here! sorry for the separation)

Paris Dept Store had amazing art

Paris Dept Store had amazing art

this also at Paris Dept. Store

this also at Paris Dept. Store

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drawn by the sound of music, we also found a passageway

drawn by the sound of music, we also found a passageway

inside a collection of bars, cafes and shops

inside a collection of bars, cafes and shops

everything looked like it had been made from discards

everything looked like it had been made from discards

the building had been abandoned

the building had been abandoned

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art in subway

art in subway

clocseup

clocseup

Heroes Square features statutes of Hungarian historic figures, with an art museum on either side

Heroes Square features statutes of Hungarian historic figures, with an art museum on either side

the museum lobby

the museum lobby

looking up

looking up

since the river runs thru, separating Buda from Pest, bridges are frequent

since the river runs thru, separating Buda from Pest, bridges are frequent

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this was my meal at the Spring Fair: Rooster Testicles. Very disappointed when they turned out to just be sausages. Should have known--could a rooster really have such big ones?

fabulous Hungarian sweets
fabulous Hungarian sweets
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