Saturday, September 25, 2010

Buda or Pest?

It was a busy first week with the folks. We arrived back to Vienna on Thursday, from Salzburg, and left Friday morning to Budapest.

Mom at the train station waiting to find out where the Metro is located.

Relaxing with some ice cold beverages


Erzsebet Ter Park

The Tree of Love Locks on Elisabeth (Erzebet) Square. There is a tree protected by a  metal fence design with tons of locks. Couples pledging ‘forever love’ to each other put their love lock on the fence symbolising eternal love. A very romantic custom!

Wonderful cafes along the Danube
Four Seasons Gresham Palace

The Parliament has a gothic style. It is the largest building in Hungary and largest Parliament in Europe.
View of Parliament from the Buda side
Dad wasn't feeling well so he decided to stay at the hotel. Mom, Scott and I ventured off to the Buda side. First stop was Fisherman's Bastion which is a viewing terrace with a lot of walking paths and stairs. In the Middle Ages, the fisherman were responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls.
In the center of Fisherman's Bastion
St. Matthias Church at Fisherman's Bastion
Around Fisherman's Bastion area

Chain Bridge and view of the Pest side

Buda Castle

View of Buda Castle from Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge
Had a fun night out at John Bull Pub. Mike, Rachelle and Rachelle's parents joined us.
Castle of Vajdahunyad which is now the Museum of Agriculture.

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