One of the more somber experiences while visiting Budapest was learning more about the history of the Jewish community in Hungary. We took a tour with a historian who provided insight into the past and the current situation. It appears that the current Hungarian government is shifting from acknowledging the Hungarian Government’s actions during the … More Budapest and Jewish History
From modern public art to statues for tales of the past, Budapest is filled with amazing works of art.
While walking in European cities, I enjoy the architecture that includes faces in the facades of buildings as well as part of the water spouts. And now I learned a new fact from wikipedia: a mascaron ornament is a face, usually human, sometimes frightening or chimeric whose function was originally to frighten away evil spirits so that they would … More The Budapest Mascarons
Started one of our days with a tour of the parliament building. It is the largest building in Hungary, it houses the Hungarian crown (which is watched over by 2 guards, no photos allowed), and it is an active building in which the National Assembly meets. It was beautiful. There were statues everywhere, the majority … More Budapest Parliament and the Kiscelli Art Museum
We had a lovely evening at a Budapest Gala Koncert. I heard a new musical instrument called the cimbalom, which is in the first photo. The musician was amazing. I was surprised by how many of the pieces I recognized. We also attended a concert on New Years’s Eve of the Gypsy 100 Violins … More Budapest Musical Performances
In December 2017, I met my mom in Budapest. Budapest was originally two cities: Buda and Pest. We stayed on the Pest side and had a wonderful view of the Hungarian Parliament building. We spent many days walking around the city, below are a few photos of the some of the architecture. The first photo … More Discovering Budapest