Walking Through Buda, Pest, and Obuda

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

So, last week (my last week of the first year of school!) we took a class entitled "Medieval Heritage of Budapest." Which, on paper sounds really interesting. In reality it was incredibly interesting - as it was a walking tour of the city, with an emphasis on the Medieval aspects of the city you can still see (or not see, in most cases) today. Instead of telling you too much up front, let's have a little photo-tour, shall we?

The Danube is flooding its banks!
Can you see the dock submerged?

St. Matthias Church
Finally almost all clean of the smog and soot.

Yes, this was probably the highlight of my week.

View from Buda Castle
out into the Buda Hills.

Ruins of the Buda Parish Church

View from Buda Castle District
Into the Buda Hills

Street corner in Buda

Remember when I said the Danube was flooding?
Can you see how it's almost up to Parliament?
There's a road that runs below those steps...

See, flood.

And the city center square in Obuda.
I really love the bright colors of this place.

It's really hard for me to believe that I'm leaving here in just over a week (June 23). But it's also nice to know that I'm coming back at the end of the summer as well. Though the winters are cold and grey, the springs are rainy and temperamental, this city still has me in awe.

4 comments:

  1. The architecture is simply amazing. You are so blessed to be there!

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  2. Someday if I have a dog I want to buy him his own ice cream cone. That was awesome!

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  3. I love all of your travel pictures; you should jump in my feature where in the world wednesday this week! Lots of fun with travel photos.

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  4. One day I hope I can visit this marvelous city!

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