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Favorite thing: Just walking across the Freedom Bridge from the Gellert Hill passing the main market, then turning into Raday utca and sitting outside drinking a cappucino watching the Hungarians and tourists passing by.
Fondest memory: The corner of Raday utca.....
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Tree of Liberty 3
Favorite thing: About 13-14 years ago I came here at first, to the
'Tree of Liberty'.Europe,Hungary,Budapest.
It that time the tree was a little and somebody wanted to killed it....therefore he/she cut it with the nife...But the Tre of Liberty was strong and live...Today he is giving plant to the people to drink tee as a medicament...to be healthy. It is linden-tree.Thank God for it.
(Please see the 2nd page...)
Tree of Liberty 1
Fondest memory: Europe,Hungary,Budapest,
'Tree of Liberty' /Szabadsag Fa/Vajdahunyad Vara,Castel of Vajdahunyad. The Tree is close to the Washington Monument.
It was given as a present to the habitant of Budapest by workers of the Monumental General Insurance Campany,USA,MD,Baltimore,on the day: 08.29.1990
From 1991-1994 I worked not far from these place, and when I had free time came here and had a pray for a Lady ... She was pregnant with her 4th child. From that time new borne son become a young man and lives in Baltimore. Sometimes he visit Budapest.(Today is 15 June 2005)
Avoiding False Colours in your Night Pictures
Favorite thing: One of the things that make Budapest such an attractive and atmospheric place is the amount of monuments and houses being lit at night.
The light of the lamps used has a pretty high content of red light causing especially digital cameras to yield unbalanced pictures. The professionals probably know how to perfectly adjust the white balance, but it might as well work if you just change the white balance setting of your digital camera from "auto" or "daylight" to "indoor".
The left picture was shot with an automatic white balance setting clearly being too much in the red. The right one was taken with white balance setting changed to indoor.
Ugly communist era building blots landscape
Favorite thing: One of the best things about Budapest is the architecture, but unfortunately the Nazi's blew up a lot of Budapest on their retreat from WWll. Including the bridges and obviously the building that was where you see that ugly concrete monstrosity now!
It's such a shame buildings like that spoil my photos of an otherwise amazing place!
My tip is that you should be careful where you point your camera just in case one of these ugly buildings sneak in unnoticed!
Walks and bridges, sights and views
Favorite thing: Budapest by night is a must see...
Just stroll along the 'Corso' or any of the "main" bridges. The Chain Bridge, Elisabeth Bridge or Margaret Bridge. Either side you'll be, there's gonna be a stunningly lit up, lively scenery to remember.
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Astoria Ter (Square)
Favorite thing: Astoria ter is known because of the Astoria hotel that situated at the intersection. This is also a central point if you wanna get to the city center of Pest and to Vaci utca.
Its accessible by M2.
Fondest memory: There is a big tunnel under the square with a lot of sleeves to many boulevards, try not to get lost.
Favorite thing: This is a beutiful square at the southern part of the Inner city of Pest. This is a center of transportation, hotels and retail.
The National museum is only 5 minouts away.
You can get to the square by M3.
Favorite thing: This busy and bustling square can become one of the places that you will see a lot in your travels in the part of Buda. This is a centeral ;point of transport in the city, tram lines leave and arrive to this place from all around the city, there is also a ,M2 station here and the Mammut shopping cenrer is at the other side of the road.
Kossuth Lajos Ut
Favorite thing: This street is one of the most central and beautiful around Budapests Inner city.
This street begins at Astoria ter and continues to Vaci street and ends at Erzsebet hid ((bridge).
Fondest memory: The street called after Kossuth Lajos, he was one of the most importent revolutionary persons in the history of Hungary.
Blaha Lujza Ter
Favorite thing: This square is one of my favorite spots in Budapest and i think its a very pleasant place for tourists.
The square is located between the Keleti train station and the Inner city so its crowded most of the day and active also at the evening.
There are many elegant buildings around it, there are hotels (including Novotel and Mercure), Shops, Bars and more. There is also a small park where you can chill down.
You can get there by bus number 99, M2 or tram 6.
Fondest memory: I remember that everytime i walked around the square there were many advertisments glued to the walls of some building, they were especially about big concerts tahat are taking place around Hungary.
Dontown Of Pest
Favorite thing: Pest has a pretty big Downtown that in the map seems reasonable to walk around it but in the reality (with all the sights around it) its just not possible.
One of the most central places of pest is the area around Deak ter, you will find there junctions of big boulevards,Stephans basilika, huge hotels (including le meridian), parks and many small pedestrians that lead you to Vaci utca and Vorosmarty ter.
Fondest memory: I will remember this plsce for a long time i belive, the first time when i been to Budapest i stayed in one of the cities neighborhood and from there we took a metro to the city center.... when we got out of the station the first building i saw was Le meridian hotel, a very lovely and clean area.
Favorite thing: This square is one of the most central in Pest. Its also can be the first sight that tourists see when they arrive Budapest from north (Berin, Prague, Bratislava)...
When you will get out of the station you will find a crowded and active street (Terez korut). In the square area you will find a Supermarket, West End shopping center, some old beautiful buildings (you will notice the big commercial signs on them) and many taxi drivers that will take you to any place at very high price... so take it as a last option to get to the center. A better way of getting into the Downtown is by M3 (Just under the train station) that will take you to Deak ter and from there you can change metro line and get to your destination.
Fondest memory: This is one of the places that i have been in them the most in my visits to Budapest, it was a starting point to many of my tours.
Favorite thing: Although maybe not as much as Prague, Budapest is also a very photogenic city. Hills on the Buda side offer some nice views of the Danube and the Pest side. As with every city situated on the river, Danube is the main feature of almost all city’s panoramas.
Fondest memory: For the best views of Budapest don’t miss:
- The view of Pest side from the Funicular (Sikló)
- The views of the Parliament building and the Pest side from the Fishermen’s bastions
- The view of Castle Hill and the Pest side from the Citadel on Gellert Hill
- The view of Danube and both parts of the city from the Margit híd (Margaret Bridge)
- The view from one of the boats that sail along the Danube
- The view of the Castle Hill from tram #2 that runs on the Danube embankments
- The view of the Buda side from the Castle Hill Promenade
Favorite thing: Budapest is the heart of Hungary, with approximately 2 million people living here. It's by far the largest city in the country with around 20% of the population concentrated here. The streets, particularly of Pest, are bustling with people and action and there's always something interesting to see.
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