The Budapest bars that would be illegal anywhere else

A great foodie post about Budapest, if you are thinking of visiting, these places sound fantastic

thefidgetyfoodie

Szimpla was Budapest's first ruin pub Szimpla was Budapest’s first ruin pub

I remember the thought that flashed through my mind when I walked into my first ruin pub in Budapest.

This is an OH&S disaster, you would never see this in Sydney, or London, or possibly anywhere else for that matter!

That’s because ruin pubs, as the name suggests, lie within dilapidated shells of abandoned buildings. They predominantly sit in the old Jewish quarter which was left to decay after WWII. In any other city there would be a wrecking ball around the corner, but in Budapest some inspired drinkers decided they might be good for something and slowly they have turned into drinking and party meccas.

instant_1 The owl at Instant looks over the crowd protectively if not a little weirdly

This neighbourhood now includes dozens of ruin pubs, all characterised by flea market furniture, psychedelic interiors and an intense feeling you’ve just fallen down the rabbit hole.

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Wordless Wednesday : Resting By the Danube

Attila Jozsef, Poet

By The Danube

Tuesdays of Texture : Week 19 of 2016

Budapest

Ornate buildings in Budapest

This week I am combining two challenges – Narami’s Tuesdays of Texture and Norm’s Thursday Doors, as I have some wonderful doors and buildings from Budapest.   Not only are the doors full of interesting textures and decorations, but so are the statues and carvings around the doors.

Here are a few more:

 

 

Silent Sunday : Which Way Today?

Budapest Street signs

Budapest

Having a quiet time outside the Museum

Hungarian National Museum

Enjoying some quiet time

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.

Hungarian National Museum

Springtime in Budapest

Linked to Daily Post – Solitude

 

Thursday Doors : 28 April 2016 : Budapest Doors

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

Wordless Wednesday : Grand Designs in Holy Places

Budapest Baroque Church

Baroque Church in Budapest

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