Monday, July 8, 2013


We passed though a lock on our way to Budapest. That was interesting.

Budapest is quite a beautiful city. We were docked on the Pest side of the river.

There is a historic market located a few blocks from our boat. This huge old building looks like it was once perhaps a train station. However, we were told that it was designed to be a market in the late 1800's.

The Matthias Church on Castle Hill has a beautiful tiled roof. This picture was taken from a walk that we did along the river on our first day. We got a chance to walk around the square in front of the church on our second day. The structure in front of the church is called the fisherman's bastions. This is a great place for taking pictures of the city and river below.

Margaret's Island is an island in the middle of the river. We briefly visited it on our guided walking tour on Wednesday.

We walked to Margaret's Island again on Thursday and decided to rent one of these buggies for a little ride around the island.

This is Budapest's Plague Monument in the square in front of Matthias Church.

This is a picture of the Hungarian Parliament Buildings as seen from the Fisherman's Bastion. They are quite impressive. There is a massive construction project underway behind the them that I believe will create a park or a pedestrian square around the buildings.

One of the highlights of our trip was our evening departure from Budapest. The ship sailed up stream a way and then turned and sailed past the city as the sun was setting.

The Parliament Building at night as we sailed by.

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