Glimpses of Budapest

The Chain Bridge joining Buda with Pest

Basilica of St. Stephen (above and below)

Statue atop Gellért Hill

The Parliament Building
Looking from Pest to Buda

One of the many outdoor restaurants

The magnificent Opera House

Heroes Square (above and below)

President Baughman with Maeve and Chris Baughman
in front of the palace in the Castle District.

To the right and below are photos taken at the Indoor Market Hall (Vásárcsarnok), a covered market in the heart of Budapest.  This market houses numerous stands selling fruit, vegetables, meat, Hungarian paprika, breads and other baked goods, plus an Asian market and booths selling folk art, toys, linens, leather goods and other finds.

This and the following photos were taken in the Castle District of Budapest on Aug. 20, 2010, one of Hungary's national holidays.  Craftsmen and artists from around the country set up booths, displayed their wares, and demonstrated how to make them. 

It takes a steady hand to decorate those gingerbread cookies.  Some
of them have very intricate patterns.

Dressed in native costumes

Dyed hair and good food - Hungarian style

The holiday ended with a spectacular fireworks display over the Duna.

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