More doors from Hungary
Budapest has been famous for its hot springs since Roman times. These photographs are of the exterior of Hotel Gellert, one of the most well-known spas in the city.
I hope these Hungarian doors are not boring you all…
Another barbershop, next to this glorious teal (or turquoise) pair of ornate doors.
St Stephen’s Basilica is wonderful. It was built to commemorate the first king of Hungary. Who was called Stephen. He would give his right hand to be in this Roman Catholic church – indeed, there is an “incorruptible” hand on display. The reliquary doesn’t have a door, so no gross photographs.
According to Wikipedia, Budapest has several fond nicknames – Heart of Europe, Queen of the Danube, Pearl of the Danube, Capital of Freedom, Capital of Spas and Thermal Baths, Capital of Festivals.
Budapest was voted the best European city for travellers in 2019, when it attracted more than 12 million tourists. I went in November, but it is lovely in spring time. Most visitors cram into the city over the summer months, when it is warmer and crowded.
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.
To be continued next week and into 2020. I have a LOT of door pictures.