Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Hungarian Experience

The first thing we did the next day was to go see the Diana Dress's exhibit.
It was neat to see all the dress's in person. It was held in a museum and



inside the museum was this beautiful banister.
We were not allowed to take photos of the dress's.
They did not have any free fliers.
Most likely because the tour was held over another month.
It was suppose to end the last day of April
but got held over Till the end of May.
I know it was because it was waiting for me to show up!
So I could finally see her dress's.
The dress's I sew from my sewing machine for the 17"
Franklin Mint Princess Diana Doll.

We then went on a HOP ON HOP OFF Tour of Budapest.
It was really neat.
You got to see the town by bus, and if there was a place of interest,
you just hopped off.
Walked around.
Take pictures and
Hop on the next bus.


Inside the bus you got to listen to a recording of what you were seeing. I did not take notes, so I could not tell you what all that I saw.
I was so intrigued by all the beautiful building.
(Yes they had it in English.)

The sites and sounds of Budapest is like any other city.


This is Heros Square.
(More on that later.)

This is the Danube River.
Reminded me somewhat of the Columbia River in Oregon,
except there is a city on both side of the Danube.

This was one of the places we stopped off at. It looks like a sand castle.


One of the street signs.
I have no clue what it says or where it is directing traffic.

This was an open market up by the sand castle we stopped at.
I loved looking around at all the neat items.


My cowboy hat came from the open market.
I think they are trying to get westernized.
After I got my hat, I saw them all over the place.

Another day we went to Heroes Sqauare, and
across the street from there, we went and fed
the pigeons. A little bit of home.



I was more interested in taking pictures of them! LOL


Further on down the street they were having a children's celebration.
All kinds of tents set up selling items. It was neat.
They had some really neat things.
Of course I wanted to buy a lot, but I had to really keep myself in check.
I had to think of getting it all back home! LOL


Again it was held in a museum.

Some beautiful pottery.

Hand made stain glass animals made by children.

This is marzipan candies.
Notice:
Outside.
Uncovered.


No gloves.
What a free world!

Inside the museum it was geared for kids.
All kinds of toys for sale.
All kinds of things for the kids to do.

Then we toured the art section.
There was everything from
Quilts
Stained glass
Sculptures
Paintings.
This painting depicts the 3 most important things in life:
Birth.
Marriage.
Death.
In one of the children's sections, this guy was reading to the kids.
He looked so familiar I just had to take a picture of him.

Then on another day
we went to the Basilica.
This was awesome.
See the green dome in the middle?
We walked 2 different spiral stair cases to get to it.
Over 600 steps.


You could really get a view of Budapest from up top.

Roofs were brightly colored on some of the buildings.




Inside the art work was just breath taking.
There was a presence.
It was magical.
Very Serene.
Majestic.
Solemn


And now I was just beat!
It felt good to sit for a moment,
even though it was just for a picture!

I took so many photos and I really wanted to share them all
But.....
I would over load the system
and so I have to choose what to share.
I got to see so many things.
Constantly busy.
Entranced by the history
Awed by the buildings and the architecture.

More to come.............

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