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

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?

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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