Sunday, 7 December 2008

Budapest



A few photographs from the Man of Mode's trip to Budapest. It's a wonderful city, with grand Hapsburg era buildings befitting its former status as the second capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire. There are coffee houses, sumptuous thermal baths and a first rate opera house - where I saw a excellent production of Aida.

Szechenyi Baths, located in the City Park.






Hungary has many fanatical chess players, and some of the thermal baths even have poolside chessboards. These characters are fitting in an impromptu match at the railway station, with a chessboard propped up on the ticket barrier.


A furniture shop in the Jewish quarter.


Puppets for sale in the Christmas market.

4 comments:

M.Lane said...

How wonderful! I have always wanted to go to Budapest and I am newly inspired! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

ML
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Pigtown-Design said...

Nothing like a good outside Christmas Market. Have fond memories of the ones in Austria.

MoragR said...

bMan of mode, please don't forget that your girlfriend/fiancee was with you too! Please use the first person plural, especially when referring to Aida, for which I booked the tickets. thanks

Pigtown-Design said...

Ms. Morag... you better get cracking on showing people the lovely area where you reside! I checked your blog and it's practically empty!

Merry Christmas!