I’ve been playing around with my Christmas trip pictures for awhile. I’m not terribly happy with the way they came out. Again, I fought with my camera most of the trip (I think it might be time for a new one), but I saw some beautiful places. I was bound to get a few good ones.
An hour delay out of LAX caused a domino effect in traveling to Budapest. We lost an entire day and night, which was disappointing because it’s a beautiful city, albeit a bit milky the one day I had there.
Matthias Church in the Castle District on the Buda side of the Danube river. While Gothic in style, this 11th Century church was largely rebuilt by Frigyes Schulek in the late 1800s. While I’m not sure how I feel about his diamond patterned roof, it was fascinating. It’s a very different look.
The Hungarian Parliament Building on the Pest side of the river, also in the Gothic Style, is massive. Because of its size, I wasn’t able to stand far enough back without falling in the river. This photo is from the Buda side.
Since we were there over the holidays the Christmas markets were still open until Christmas day. I’d have to say that, even though it’s not the most well-known, it was my favorite of the markets I visited. A lot of local homemade wares were on sale.