10.12.14

Snapshots of Budapest

Random photos of cool places in this cool city.

It's no secret that I love Budapest, and this second visit to the city allowed us to concentrate more in other parts of the city, less touristic but equally beautiful and interesting, like the Synagogue and the Jewish quarter.
A touching place is the Memorial Wall, (located in the inner courtyard at Király Ut. 15) It is a reconstruction of the last remaining section of the ghetto wall which was demolished in 2006 during construction works. It was originally an old stone wall made use by the Nazis in 1944 adding a line of barbed wire. The phrase "You shall tell your son..." is a reminder that we must know the History to stop it from repeating itself.
The beautiful art deco arcade, Parisi Udvar, in Ferenciek Tere, was built at the begining of the 20th Century, with a mixed architectural style ranging from Moorish, Venetian Gothic, Art Deco, and Neo Gothic. It is now semi-abandoned and if you're around, try to go inside, it is a nice place with amazing architecture, and perhaps the abandoned look makes it even more special.
Metro stops, either modern or older, are good for people-watching (and the metro system is very efficient)
For those not afraid of heights (unlike me), there's (or was, becuase I've read it's temporary) a giant ferris wheel in Erzsebet Square (and steps away there are the cute stalls at Vorosmarty Square - and also mulled wine!)
A night stroll through the Danube, followed by a rose-shaped gelato from Gelarto Rosa were a perfect way to end our Budapest visit.
'Til next time!

I'll be updating the Budapest map in the My Maps section in the coming days, with all the new places we visited in this trip.