Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Castle Hill, 1

The next day we trammed and bussed over to Buda and its Castle Hill, which includes, duh, the Castle, as well as other monuments, and especially, fine views of the river and Pest.

Beautiful buildings, tiled roofs, all around

Fisherman's Bastion, a neo-Gothic structure high up,
affords great views


The Hungarian Parliament Buildings

The Danube, with Margaret Island; one of the world's great
rivers, 1800 miles from the Black Forest in Germany to the
Black Sea in Romania and the Ukraine; Europe's only
east-west river, a thoroughfare from the earliest human
times, one imagines

The Holy Trinity, i.e., Plague, Monument

Matthias Church, lots of renovation going on below; more
beautiful tiles above

As close as we got to the actual Castle

Another view of Pest

Eagle (dragon?) at the gate to the Castle environs

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