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 […]

Of all the gorgeous buildings in beautiful Budapest, I found myself constantly drawn to the majestic Hungarian Parliament Building, perhaps because it is the largest and tallest building in Budapest.  I was only able to experience it from the outside since all of the English tours were sold out on the Sunday that I had […]

Created by film director Can Togay and sculptor Gyula Pauer, the Shoes on the Danube memorial honors the Jews killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen during World War II.  On January 8, 1945, the victims were pulled from a building on Vadasz Street rented by Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg in order to hide and protect them. […]

I thought Kansas City had a lot of sculptures, until I visited Budapest.  There are fascinating sculptures everywhere!  Sadly, I didn’t get a good photo of what is probably the most photographed statues in Budapest, Little Princess (Kis Kiralylany) by Laszlo Marton.  It seems I always passed it too late at night and always without my tripod. […]

Budapest developed from two Bulgarian military frontier fortresses — Buda and Pest — situated on the two banks of the Danube River.  The Pest side is quite flat while the Buda side is quite hilly.  Once you cross from the Pest side of the Danube to the Buda side of the river, perhaps by walking across the […]

And with the Kansas City Royals’ World Series Victory Parade behind us, I return to my photos of Budapest from September.  Hopefully I’ll be through them and the other recent photos before I travel again later this month… Budapest developed from two Bulgarian military frontier fortresses — Buda and Pest — situated on the two banks […]