Monday, June 09, 2008

Budapest, Morning 1


Remember how I said that I would try to get this trip posting finished in like 3 posts? Well, I don't think that is going to happen. We have too many cool pictures!!

After we ran on our first morning in the city, we decided to find a pastry shop and some espresso. The pastries were okay (I am not much of a pastry eater, but David and Peter said that they were really tasty), and the coffee was great.

After that, we headed to Andrassy Ut, a fun street that ran the length of Pest (Budapest is really two cities on either side of the Danube river). We saw St. Steven's Basilica, which was very beautiful. There were lots of tourists, though.

The very striking entrance:

The dome:

Stained-glass windows:
After the basilica, we headed down Andrassy Ut and walked a very long way to Heroes' Square (a World Heritage site!) and which has statues of some Hungarian historical figures:

Guys, let's act like we know each other, okay?

And then went into a city park:
More pictures from the park tomorrow...plus a post about the Hungarian Baths!

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