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

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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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Color Your World : Eggplant

Eggplants, also known as aubergines,  tend to range in shade from deep purple almost black, to a lighter shade of lilac.

Eggplants for sale

Eggplants for sale

These photos were taken a few years ago when we visited a Farmers’ Market on a trip to Knysna in South Africa.

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge : White and Purple

This week Cee has challenged all aspiring photographers to submit photos which are white and purple, or either colour.   I went through my photos and found a few purple ones, here they are:

The first photo is one of my walking boots and socks, abandoned after a  fairly steep walk in the Dolomites, Italy.    We stopped for lunch, and it was great to sit and relax and wiggle my toes without the constraints of boots.

These boots, and socks, were made for walking

Purple flowers always look very relaxing with the sunshine on them, and the wild flowers and bougainvillea around Lake Garda are very pleasant.

Bougainvillea at Lake Garda

Wild flowers on the mountains

The picture below was taken at a farmers’ market in Knysna, South Africa, with some home grown aubergines (known as eggplant in some countries) and the different shapes and sizes, and the rich colour, make them very interesting.

Home grown Aubergines

My last photo was taken outside the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, where we went to see the Lion King, and thoroughly enjoyed it, in fact the audience was mostly adults when we were there, and everyone loved it.

Grand Canal walkway at night

There are many more great posts in this series, check them out here: http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/09/10/cees-fun-foto-challenge-white-and-purple/

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