I hope your Saturday is going well, and wherever you are, you can enjoy some bubbles, whether it’s champagne, prosecco, or the fun kind above, taken in the Old Town Square, Prague
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30 Apr 2016 3 Comments
While visiting a very ornate Baroque church in Prague, we came across this sign at the bottom of the stairs! I hope that the baby wasn’t left in the parking lot also!
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28 Apr 2016 7 Comments
The Hungarian National Museum in Budapest is a very impressive building, built in 1802, with classical columns, and lots of steps leading up to the entrance, but I was really impressed by the colourful wooden benches placed on the steps, where one can sit and rest, and have a little solitude, after walking around looking at all the treasures.
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28 Apr 2016 7 Comments
Budapest in Hungary has fantastic buildings, most of them in perfect symmetry, and most of them with wide doors, dating back to the time of horses and carriages, when the doors had to be wide enough for the horse and carriage to drive through to the courtyard, and possible stables at the back. In fact, I have seen cars driving through some of these very wide doors,to their own private parking space! As I took so many photos of doors for Norm, I am attaching some in a gallery.
You will notice that a lot of the doors are flanked by statues, holding up the floors above. Actually, a lot of the statues were of women – who says we are the weaker sex!!
Don’t forget to vist Norm for more Thursday doors
27 Apr 2016 1 Comment
26 Apr 2016 2 Comments
The cathedral in Budapest is full of interesting artistic sights, columns, archways, gold leaf, carvings, statues, each one more detailed and intricate than the next. It is the same with the outside of the buildings, everything has been done by the craftsmen of the past, with great attention to detail, as you will see from the outside of the Hungarian State Opera House.
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25 Apr 2016 13 Comments
The Liberty Statue in Budapest stands on the highest hill overlooking the city. It is a 14m bronze statue of a lady holding a palm leaf, and is on a 26m pedestal, so can be seen from many parts of Budapest.
The statue itself has a bit of mixed history. Initially, it was constructed in 1947 to commemorate the liberation of Hungary from the Nazi regime by the Soviets in WWII. However, that was before Hungary realized that their “rescuers” had no intentions of leaving anytime soon, and that they (the Hungarians) had to endure the Communist ideology that the new bosses imposed. The original inscription on the statue read :
“To the memory of the liberating Soviet heroes [erected by] the grateful Hungarian people [in] 1945”.
The Soviets finally left Hungary in 1991, Hungary went from Communist rule to democracy, and the inscription on the statue now reads :
“To the memory of all those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom and success of Hungary”
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