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Budapest: Museums and the Thermal Bathes

Posted in Uncategorized by sndybeech on December 31, 2013
House of Terror advertises itself on building

House of Terror advertises itself on building

in 1944 under the Hungarian Arrow Cross (Fascist) Party is was the House of Loyalty, then between 1945 and 1956 the Communist Secret Police headquarters

in 1944 under the Hungarian Arrow Cross (Fascist) Party it was the House of Loyalty, then between 1945 and 1956 the Communist Secret Police headquarters

outside a commemoration of its victims

outside a commemoration of its victims

the best thing about the Traditional Arts Museum was the building

the best thing about the Traditional Arts Museum was the building

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I enjoyed seeing the mittens as years ago my knitting group had all made Latvian mittens but it turned out Hungarian are very similar

I enjoyed seeing the mittens as years ago my knitting group had all made Latvian mittens but it turned out Hungarian are very similar

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there is wonderful woodworking

there is wonderful woodworking

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The Museum of Applied Arts also had a fabulous building

The Museum of Applied Arts also had a fabulous building

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but the collection is great too

but the collection is great too

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Bedo Haz (okay not quite the right alphabet--they need little symbols above) is one of the finest Art Nouveau buildings in Budapest.

Bedo Haz (okay not quite the right alphabet–they need little symbols above) is one of the finest Art Nouveau buildings in Budapest.

It bills itself as a museum but it's more a store.

It bills itself as a museum but it’s more a store.

the things were beautiful but way too crowded together.

the things were beautiful but way too crowded together.

We spent most of our time in Pest, but Buda is the site of the castle, so we crossed the Danube for a visit

We spent most of our time in Pest, but Buda is the site of the castle, so we crossed the Danube on the famous chain bridge

took a funicular to the top

took a funicular to the top

great view back of Pest

great view back of Pest

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the wall of the castle compound

the wall of the castle compound

gate

gate

it was Monday and the museums were closed but the church was open and beautiful

it was Monday and the museums were closed but the church was open and beautiful

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Budapest is know for its thermal bathes--we went to the Gellert

Budapest is know for its thermal bathes–we went to the Gellert

elegant

elegant

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next door is the Gellert Hotel

next door is the Gellert Hotel

behind the desk at the hotel

behind the desk at the hotel

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