BUDAPEST
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09/01/2005
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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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Statue of Poseidon in the Széchenyi Baths in the Városliget (City Park). When it comes to baths, the inhabitants of Budapest become pagans!
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Chess players: Playing Chess on floating chessboards in the hot pool of the Széchenyi Baths.
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Thermal Baths are a way of life in Budapest: here, bathers at the Széchenyi Baths play cards between dips.
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Linen and traditional costumes are among the souvenirs on offer in the shops.
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Traditional folk costume from the north-east of Hungary.
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Engraved lead crystal is a speciality of Hungary.
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Engraved lead crystal is a speciality of Hungary.
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Engraved lead crystal is a speciality of Hungary.
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Table linen and dolls in traditional costume are popular gifts. Hand embroidered linen is very reasonably priced.
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Table linen and dolls in traditional costume are popular gifts. Hand embroidered linen is very reasonably priced.
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Dolls in traditional costumes make popular gifts.
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Fur hats are a practical souvenir in winter!
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The Geological Institute was designed by Ödon Lechner in 1897-9. Elaborate ceramic tiles and fancy roof tops were his speciality!
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This school, designed in 1906 by Ármin Hegedüs, is decorated with mosaics depicting still lives from the classroom.
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The interiors of buildings are often more interesting than their exteriors. This is one of the courtyards in the former Pallavicini Palace, on Andrássy útca.
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The interiors of buildings are often more interesting than their exteriors. This is one of the courtyards in the former Pallavicini Palace, on Andrássy útca.
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The baroque fantasy of the Zichy Palace in Óbuda.
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Doorways on Castle Hill.
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In between the space age rockets and noisy dodgems, this carousel is one of the great delights of the funfair in Városliget Park (the City Park).
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The strongman at the Funfair in Városliget Park beats the local lads.
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Child playing on Gellért Hill, overlooking Castle Hill.
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Child playing on Gellért Hill, overlooking Castle Hill.