Friday, September 24, 2010


The overnight trip from Washington DC to London
wasn't too bad.
The trip from London to Budapest was a bit overkill.
It was almost 24 hours between the time we checked in at Dulles Airport until we were alone in our Budapest apartment.
The next morning we hit the sidewalks with camera in hand.

The architecture is stunning! Much of Budapest was constructed for the 1896 celebration of Hungary's 1000th birthday.
Actually, the Magyars arrived in Hugary in 895,
but many of the construction projects could not meet
the 1895 deadline so the celebration was pushed forward to
In spite of their tardiness, the celebratory committee
created a city of enduring elegance and equisite detail.