St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest

The view across the transept of the Basilica. One of the best ways to look through the church as a whole, I think. Especially if you went to the trouble of bringing the wide [...]

By |2015-12-14T16:21:10-05:00December 14, 2015|Categories: Europe, Hungary, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |14 Comments

The Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest

There are 96 steps in the Grand Stairway. There was some significance to that number, but I was so far behind the guide I couldn't quite hear her explanation. As Kris and I [...]

On Tour in Five Countries of Eastern Europe

The Danube River cruise is brought into focus through various personal encounters on tours and home visits in five countries, and on board with the crew.

Down the Danube: a River Cruise through Eastern Europe

Budapest might be the most beautiful river town in the world, and is a great place to start a Danube River Cruise.

Night View of the Danube, Budapest, Hungary

As you walk around Budapest, you're confronted constantly with lovely Danube vistas, day and night. In fact, the buildings that line the river make up collectively a view that's been given Unesco World Heritage status. [...]

By |2015-10-29T11:36:42-05:00October 29, 2015|Categories: Europe, Hungary, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |3 Comments

The Fantastic Painting of Matthias Church, Budapest

The main altar, framed by fantastic painting. The Matthias Church at the top of the Buda castle hill has been through many iterations since the first church was built on the site in [...]

Walking and Talking Budapest History

Palace courtyard, Castle District, Budapest If a place is located between two powerful empires, situated on a major river, and at the crossroads of east-west and north-south trade, things are going to get [...]

By |2018-03-11T15:10:00-05:00October 24, 2015|Categories: Europe, Hungary, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |21 Comments