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Budapest 2: Architecture [Sky Watch Friday]

By Shattman
Following our lunch in the Great Market Hall, we were bussed to a location convenient to start an extensive walk through Pest. We began close to the Parliament building complex. Here are two images; at later dates, I will post more, including shots taken at night.
Budapest 2:  Architecture   [Sky Watch Friday]
Budapest 2:  Architecture   [Sky Watch Friday]
We passed various government and public buildings, such as the Museum of Ethnography [image below]. One still had memorial signs of the 1956 Revolution; e.g. our tour guide assistant, Micha, stands examining filled-in bullet holes in the museum facade.
Budapest 2:  Architecture   [Sky Watch Friday]
Budapest 2:  Architecture   [Sky Watch Friday]
 A lesson we learned in Vienna was to look up, because buildings often exhibited ornate decoration well above ground level. This proved to be true in Budapest as well.
Budapest 2:  Architecture   [Sky Watch Friday]
Budapest 2:  Architecture   [Sky Watch Friday]
Eventually, we reached St. Stephen’s Basilica, where, later in the week, my wife and I would attend an evening brass ensemble and organ concert.
Budapest 2:  Architecture   [Sky Watch Friday]
Budapest 2:  Architecture   [Sky Watch Friday]
We headed back towards our hotel because we would pass the Great Synagogue, also referred to as the Dohány Synagogue [the street on which it is located]; it is the largest synagogue in Europe. Note the two Moorish-like minarets, each with a 'onion dome'. I will show more images in later posts because we returned two more times to see the interior, as well as the museum.       
Budapest 2:  Architecture   [Sky Watch Friday]
Budapest 2:  Architecture   [Sky Watch Friday]
Budapest 2:  Architecture   [Sky Watch Friday]  

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