Wednesday Vacation Photo – Budapest

Heather and I took a lot of pictures (something like 1,500) on our cruise through Europe and it’s going to take a while to go through all of those.  I’ll be using Wednesdays to post a few as it’s likely I won’t be doing much in the shop in July.  We have family visiting and shop time is going to be limited.

Here the first place we visited: The Former Royal Palace in Budapest Hungary.  It’s called that because it was formerly used as the royal palace.  It has also served as a fortress and been the scene of many battles.  Today it houses the National Gallery and a museum.  There’s also a nice bistro up there that served a nice lunch – it’s on just right of the dome behind those trees, no, you can’t see it in the photo, but go there if you’re in the area.

One of the first things we learned is that Budapest is two cities.  On one side of the Danube is Buda (where the palace is) and the other side is Pest (where our hotel was).  Often when asking for directions, the locals would first say, “Ah, that’s in Pest.” or “Oh, that’s over in Buda.”

Former Royal Palace on Castle Hill

We spent our first morning up on the hill where we visited the Hungarian Nation Gallery, walked around the palace, visited the little town, and ate our lunch.

If you need me – I’m sorting through pictures,



About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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16 Responses to Wednesday Vacation Photo – Budapest

  1. Flavia Vinci says:

    I have found someone who takes more pics than me 😊

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  2. I love this city! Buda on one side of the river, Pest on the other – and I wish I could remember which is which! The Basilica is awesome and Freedom Square is one of my favourite places! I’m jealous!

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  3. CJ Hartwell says:

    Seriously? Buda and Pest?
    Sounds like a gag they play on unsuspecting tourists. 😉

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  4. Been there too!

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  5. Judith says:

    I hope you will put together a video. That would be spectacular to see. Thanks for sharing these beautiful, memorable photos.

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  6. Debra says:

    I learned about Buda and Pest just a few short years ago when my son returned from an extended time in Europe, and this was his favorite stop. Until then, I’d never realized it was two cities. I take thousands of photos every time I go anywhere at all, yet I’m not very good at organizing them afterward. I hope you do well with that! You’ve taken such a wonderful trip it will be worth your time to savor the photos!

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  7. Pied Type says:

    1,500 photos? That should keep you out of trouble for a while.

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  8. A nice photo, Andrew, and thanks for the info about the difference between Buda and Pest. I didn’t know that until today.

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