BUDAPEST
Preben S. Kristensen
09/01/2005
Tel: +39055 849 8146 - www.thetravelstory.com
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Night view of the Royal Palace and the statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy, one of the commanders of the army that liberated Hungary from the Turks at the end of the 17th century.
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Night views showing the Széchenyi Lánchíd (Chain Bridge). Designed by William Tierney Clark (who had designed London's Hammersmith Bridge) and built by Adam Clark, it was finished in 1848 and was the first permanent bridge over the Danube. It also symboli
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Night views showing the Széchenyi Lánchíd (Chain Bridge). Designed by William Tierney Clark (who had designed London's Hammersmith Bridge) and built by Adam Clark, it was finished in 1848 and was the first permanent bridge over the Danube. It also symboli
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Night view of the Royal Palace and the statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy.
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Night view with the Fishermen's Bastion in the foreground. This Disneyesque construction was built in the 1890's as part of the celebrations of Hungary's millennium.
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Early morning view of Budapest from Castle Hill, with the Fishermen's Bastion in the foreground.
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The city is full of lions. This one guards the Széchenyi Lánchíd (Chain Bridge).
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Night view of the Royal Palace. It is now a complex of museums.
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The Fishermen's Bastion, reflected in the window of the Hotel Hilton.
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The Hilton Hotel is the only 5 star hotel on Castle Hill and dominates the skyline almost as much as the historic Matthias Church, which dates back to the 13th century.
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The arches of the Fishermen's Bastion on Castle Hill, provide a frame for views of the city.
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The Nyugati (or West) Station was designed in 1877 by August de Serres from the Eiffel Company of Paris. Once the brakes of one of the trains failed and the train ended up at the tram stop!
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The Nyugati (or West) Station was designed in 1877 by August de Serres from the Eiffel Company of Paris. Once the brakes of one of the trains failed and the train ended up at the tram stop!
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The stained glass dome of the Museum of Applied Arts.
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The narrow Gül Baba street leads uphill to the tomb of Gül Baba, whirling dervish warrior, who took part in the Turkish attack on Buda in 1541, but died of a stroke during the thanksgiving service held on the very next day!
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Restaurant window in Óbuda, advertising the fine white wines of Lake Balaton.
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The Matthias Church dates back to the 13th century, but was converted into a mosque under the Turks and was remodelled in the 19th century.
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Windows of Castle Hill, Buda
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Windows of Castle Hill, Buda
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Windows of Castle Hill, Buda
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There is nothing in Budapest to match the grandiose thermal baths attached to the Gellért Hotel. This institution was opened in 1918 and combines the grandeur of Rome with art nouveau sensibilities! It was a far cry from its predecessor on the site: the M
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There is nothing in Budapest to match the grandiose thermal baths attached to the Gellért Hotel. This institution was opened in 1918 and combines the grandeur of Rome with art nouveau sensibilities! It was a far cry from its predecessor on the site: the M
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There is nothing in Budapest to match the grandiose thermal baths attached to the Gellért Hotel. This institution was opened in 1918 and combines the grandeur of Rome with art nouveau sensibilities! It was a far cry from its predecessor on the site: the M
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There is nothing in Budapest to match the grandiose thermal baths attached to the Gellért Hotel. This institution was opened in 1918 and combines the grandeur of Rome with art nouveau sensibilities! It was a far cry from its predecessor on the site: the M
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There is nothing in Budapest to match the grandiose thermal baths attached to the Gellért Hotel. This institution was opened in 1918 and combines the grandeur of Rome with art nouveau sensibilities! It was a far cry from its predecessor on the site: the M