Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Europe Day 4 (PART 2): Budapest, HUNGARY

Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006

Aftter Slovakie, we follow the course of the Danube River to Eastern Europe most cosmopolitan city, Budapest.

The place we stayed

Here is a very interesting toilet. may be it's my ignorance but I've never seen this before and hell I know the right way of using it or more accurately, the right way of sitting! We stood there, staring at it and scratching our heads...... and finally GAVE UP! What the hell, we don't come here and stare at the toilet! But trust me, this toilet design is NOT very user friendly!

Budapest by night

Budapest Castle

Splendid panorama from Gellert Hill.......

Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle was built between 1896 and 1908. Various parts of the castle illustrate the different styles of Hungarian architecture. The castle is an imitation of the Castle of Vajdahunyad in Transylvania, which was built in the 15th century (today Hunedoara, Rumania).

Today, the castle serves as an Agricultural Museum.

Jak Chapel

The statue of Anonymus

It is located opposite the largest façade facing the courtyard of the Vajdahunyad Castle was a chronicler in the 13th century. His face hidden in his monk's hood symbolising the fact that the identity of the chronicler is unknown even today, there is no further information about him than that he worked at the royal court. His first history book "Gesta Hungarorum", written in Latin on the ancient Hungarians which mostly based on earlier chronicles, contains the Hunnish-Hungarian cycle of legends, the history of the Magyar Conquest and of the first kings of the House of Árpád.

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