In honor of Veteran’s Day, here are some night shots of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.  Dedicated in 1926, the Liberty Memorial is an Egyptian Revival limestone memorial dedicated to the soldiers who perished in World War I that stands tall on a hill near Union Station and Crown Center. Since December 2006, the […]

Sitting high above the Danube River, on the Buda side of Budapest, sits the majestic Buda Castle.  Lucky for me, the weekend I was in Budapest was also the weekend of the Budapest Wine Festival.  Amazing wine plus breathtaking scenery equaled one amazing first experience in beautiful Budapest! Click on image to enlarge

Completed in 1902 in celebration of the 1,000th birthday of the Hungarian state, the Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the most visited sites in Budapest. With lookout towers, arched windows, and wide, sweeping staircases, the bastion was built to deliver a panoramic view of the Danube River and Pest side of the city. Click on […]

And now a post of random photos from beautiful Budapest… Click on any image to enlarge This fountain was on a street between Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion.  It reminds me of my favorite fountain in Kansas City, Pomona. Even the manhole covers are elegant! This statue was near Sándor Palace, the residence of […]

High in the hills of Buda sits the Sándor Palace, the home of the Hungarian President. It sits directly north of Buda Castle, the former residence of the kings and governors of Hungary.  Completed in 1806, the palace was badly bombed during World War II and remained in ruin until the Revolution of 1989 when the […]