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Thursday Doors Budapest 1

Budapest in November isn’t as cold and grey as England. A mini-break in the city only proved that you need more than three days to see this wonderful city. The River Danube bisects the city into Buda (west) and Pest (east). Much of the city was destroyed in the winter of 1944-45 at the end of World War 2, when the Russian army laid siege. But the glorious fin de siecle architecture has been reconstructed.

Flying Bird Tea House, next to a green, graffiti-decorated door
I love the decorative iron-work on this fine pair of doors. It reminds me of Charles Rennie-Mackintosh’s designs (as shown in my blog on Northampton).
A makeshift pair of doors in front of a more elegant set of doors. I like the carved bulls above.
This door has seen better days. The lock must have been rather stiff, hence the scuff marks where a kick-plate should have been mounted. The sign on the left is advertising Dreher beer, brewed locally in a classic European pale lager-style.
Home Therapy – well, if you live in a glorious old apartment block, you need to have matching accoutrements, such as fancy chandeliers.
Real estate shop. Wonderful street light and a tree growing in a wooden box.
Cycling is a very green activity, of course. But I didn’t see many cyclists – drivers in Budapest can be reckless at times.
I love these massive gates with a door inset, leading to a cobbled courtyard. This is a municipal building, judging by the coat of arms above the magnificent door. It was election time, hence the poster. Politicians look the same everywhere.

To be continued next week and into 2020. I have a LOT of door pictures.

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

4 replies on “Thursday Doors Budapest 1”

Some impressive finds in this collection despite the graffiti. From everything I’ve heard about this place, I’m expecting you’ll be sharing quite a wonderful assortment over the next few posts.
All the best for the Holidays and see you in 2020 🙂

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