Budapest, Monday

_DSC0456Our Monday started by exploring the famous Budapest market called Central Market Hall just down the street. The first floor was mainly foods like fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and some pastries.
1456582_10153610458905651_1219259969_n 1459683_10153610459235651_1095924858_n 1474373_10153610459865651_661877605_nThe second floor was mainly different handmade items – chess sets, leather purses, knives, lace table clothes, magnets, postcards, sweaters, key chains, and more. It was beautiful. We got one postcard and a handmade magnet. The shop clerk insisted that everything in her booth was handmade – not made in China.
1441563_10153610460925651_1550496735_nI’m kind of obsessed with this bridge.1452126_10153610460665651_576193310_n 1452466_10153610460210651_1089538713_n 1456692_10153610460770651_165780190_nWe spent the first part of our day walking to the top of the hill (called the Citadella) in the picture below.
1467254_10153610460165651_616216439_n_DSC0371 _DSC0400As snowy and windy as it was, we preferred it over the rain. Also, weathermen of the world – you said nothing about snow. Try to be a little more accurate before I go on a trip. Thanks!
_DSC0408 _DSC0414Then we walked around until we got hungry. We ate some sandwiches and then rode out on the metro to “City Park” which boasted of a castle and Hero’s Square.
_DSC0460 _DSC0474 _DSC0477As we walked by this church, Walter and I discussed how rich people were able to afford to build churches ten feet outside their door – to be both convenient and seemingly pious. 
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_DSC0488 _DSC0491 _DSC0504 _DSC0511By this time it was 2pm and we were done for the day. We ate at Good Burger Bar again (we honestly didn’t want to wander around the city again in a futile effort to find a restaurant… maybe). The next morning, we left for Prague.
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4 thoughts on “Budapest, Monday

  1. “As we walked by this church, Walter and I discussed how rich people were able to afford to build churches ten feet outside their door – to be both convenient and seemingly pious. ”

    I’m afraid you got this wrong with “Vajdahunyad vára”. http://www.vajdahunyadcastle.com/
    That’s a “fantasy pastiche” of various historic buildings of the Kingdom of Hungary, built by the city of Budapest in 1896, the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian Conquest. The church in question is a smaller version of the Roman style church of Ják, Western Hungary: http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A1ki_templom

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