In March 2017, my wife and I spent 4 days in Budapest, Hungary. Here are a few more pictures from our trip. I will have a few thoughts to share on our time there in a future post.
Heroes Square, laid out in 1896 to commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of the nation. The Archangel Gabriel stands atop the center pillar, holding the holy crown and the double cross of Christianity. The seven chieftains who led the original Magyar tribes that founded Hungary surround the center pillar below.
The main entrance of the Great Market Hall, the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest. It was constructed in 1897.
The vast interior of the Great Market Hall.
One of the public transit options in Budapest, the tram. Tram #2, which runs along the Danube past the Parliament Buildings featured in yesterday’s post, is particularly scenic.
Shoes on the Danube Bank, along the east side of the river, honors the people who were shot along the edge of the river by the fascist Arrow Cross Party during World War II.
The plaque that’s part of the Memorial. What isn’t mentioned, and we subsequently learned while on our tour of the Great Synagogue, the people were chained together and only the first person was shot and when he/she fell into the river, the next person was dragged in, and so on, and so on. This was done in order to save on ammunition.
A woefully inadequate partial shot of the interior of the Hungarian State Opera. The neo-renaissance building was constructed in 1875, and opened in 1884. We had the pleasure of seeing the opera Sigfried by Richard Wagner.