Budapest – A picture essay

Ever seen television shows or movies set in Medieval Europe and wish you could be transported to that era? The castles and palaces and the amazing architecture are too beautiful to resist, aren’t they? Well, we don’t have time machines yet but visiting Budapest is definitely an opportunity to experience a little bit of that magic. We hear so much about other European cities that Budapest sometimes doesn’t get that much love but it is one of the most beautiful cities that I have ever visited. Situated on the banks of The Danube and brimming with history and stories, Budapest is a traveller’s delight and so much more.

We spent three days in Budapest during the summer of 2015, well actually a whole month before Summer is supposed to actually kick-in in Europe, expecting pleasant weather. After our last trip to Europe in 2014 (the one where we came very close to melting in Rome), we thought we should avoid the peak summer season. But, as luck would have it we got caught up in another heatwave – Europe’s worst in recent history to boot. Given our track record we should have probably planned for a December visit to be safe but we made it back to the other side alive! Severely tanned, but alive. And with tons of memories and photos.

This post is going to be a little different in that I am going to write less and instead let the pictures do all the talking. We are not great photographers by any standard (our phones are full of pictures with missing limbs and unintentional photobombs) but when the subject is as beautiful as Budapest, you can’t really mess up that much. Hope you guys enjoy the post.

 

Hungarian State Opera House - a stunning piece of architecture. Buy a ticket for one of the performances instead of the guided tour to explore the very well preserved interiors and of course, the Opera!

Hungarian State Opera House – a stunning piece of architecture. Buy a ticket for one of the performances instead of the guided tour to experience the very well preserved interiors and of course, the Opera!

Heroes' Square - famous for the iconic statues that adorn this major intersection in Budapest. The walk along Andrassy Boulevard to reach the square is beautiful.

Heroes’ Square – famous for the iconic statues that adorn this major intersection in Budapest. The walk along Andrassy Boulevard to reach the square is beautiful.

 

A crown jewel amidst several other stunning pieces of architecture on Castle Hill - Fisherman's Bastion is straight out of a fairytale.

A crown jewel amidst several other stunning pieces of architecture on Castle Hill – Fisherman’s Bastion is straight out of a fairytale.

Buda Castle

Buda Castle

And to end on a high note - a plate of delicious vegetarian Hungarian food.

And to end on a high note – a plate of delicious vegetarian Hungarian food.

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2 Responses to Budapest – A picture essay

  1. Di….why do you write so less nowadays? anyways….great post…and pls tell me what camera takes such beautiful pictures…even I wanna buy one such 😀

    • Namrata Suri says:

      Hi Sushmita. Thanks for commenting. With a full time job and part time laziness, my writing frequency has gone down but do check out some of my earlier posts here 🙂

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