Amazing shot. This slideshow has 16 slides (1 more than the assignment’s maximum of 15)
All these slides are hyperlinked. I know, I only had to do 3 total, but I wanted to make the entire slide show available from here.
See note for the flag. Callouts for parts of the City.
Starting from 2014 the Euro will be used as currency… that’s the transition plan.
History text segments are animated (fly in with arrows). Comment about what is ‘Obuda’. Callout about the City Seal.
Population is fairly consistent for the last few decades.
A wealth of offering. Summer plays and concerts are especially popular with tourists.
Hungarian food is not too healthy but amazingly delicious
One of the most comprehensive public transportation system for any large city
Well, you could spend few months here without running out of things to discover…
Popular destinations for tourists and locals alike. The legendary Hungarian Crown is exhibited inside.
Budapest has total of 8 bridges over the Danube. During WWII all existing ones were destroyed.
The natural thermal spring and built baths / spas are absolutely unique feature of the city. Amazing history.
Animated sound on this slide. See also Special Symbols (in form of special Hungarian vowels), plus my Comment.
The silhouette of lit Chainlink bridge viewed as symbol of the City
I can hardly wait to experience this city, my birthplace again. I have not been ‘home’ for 5 years.
1. Tibor Nagy
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3. Pest Buda DanubeBudapest, Hungary 3
4. Capital of Hungary Buda (hill side) + Pest (flat side) The river Danube divides the city 1.6 million people (2.5 million in Budapest Metropolitan area) One out of four Hungarians lives in this metropolitan area! Political, cultural, commercial, ind ustrial hub of the country Language is Hungarian (surprise!!!) Time difference: 6 hours ahead of US ET, 9 hours ahead of US PT The currency is Forint (HUF) The city is divided into 23 districts Budapest, Hungary 4
5. Before 1 AD - Firstsettlement built by the Celts106 AD - Roman settlement ‘Aquincum’ - Pannonia Seal of the City: Crown 9th century - Hungarian Buda settlement (Magyars) Danube Pest1361 - Buda becomes capitol of Kingdom of Hungary 1873 - Buda, Obuda & Pest merged as Budapest Budapest, Hungary 5
6. Historical Population of Budapest 3,000,000 2,500,000Population 2,000,000 1,500,000 1,000,000 500,000 - Metropolitan 2001 2010 1920 1870 1930 1970 2005 1910 1941 1960 1980 1990 1900 1949 1880 1890 Area data Year Budapest, Hungary 6
7. Budapest is the cultural epicenter of Hungary with enormous range of cultural entertainment & abundance of programs Classical Music Classical & Folk Dance Opera, Operetta & Theaters Galleries & Exhibitions Libraries & Museums Universities & Colleges Festivals & Events Budapest, Hungary 7
8. Food is hot & spicy (I love it) Breakfast is sizeable, lunch is the major meal (3-4 courses), dinner is less significant Examples of dishes Chicken Paprikash (paprika stew) Goulash (Soup or stew) Wiener Schnitzel (becsi szelet) Fisherman’s Soup (Halaszle) Stuffed Pancake (Palacsinta) Dobos cake Stuffed cabbage (toltott kaposzta) Winter salami (teli szalami) Budapest, Hungary 8
9. Don’t drive, it’s tough to drive & park Public transportation is fast, affordable – you can get anywhere Subway (Metro) is the fastest , hard to beat (4 lines, 1.2 million daily rides) Buses are blue (local & regional) Trolleybuses are red and quiet Trams are yellow, very efficient and popular with tourists (The busiest in the world) Railway (3 termini) to anywhere Suburban rail (HEV) to nearby towns Cogwheel on a steep slope (try it) Tourist sightseeing bus (open top) Funicular (short ride up to the Castle) Waterway (Side trip to Vienna? Use the hydrofoil on the Danube)Budapest, Hungary 9
10. 1. Parliament building 1. Walk the Castle district2. Fisherman’s bastion 2. Cruise on the Danube3. Buda Castle district 3. Sample Hungarian food4. St. Stephen’s Basilica 4. Stroll on the Promenade5. Heroes Square 5. Listen to gypsy music6. Chain Bridge 6. Enjoy a classical concert7. Gellert Hill Citadel 7. Experience thermal bath8. Opera House 8. View Budapest at night9. Vaci Street 9. Sit and watch people10. Synagogue 10. Discover Central Market Budapest, Hungary 10
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13. Romans ‘discovered’ natural thermal springs, established baths 2k years ago Turkish period (16th century) built baths (medicinal use) – many still in use! 1934 Budapest was chosen as ‘City of Baths’ aka City of Spas More than 100 thermal springs feed about 50 baths (first in the world) Most famous baths: Kiraly, Rudas, Gellert, Szechenyi, Lukacs Budapest, Hungary 13
14. Besides their birthdays, Hungarians have nameday as well! Namedays are commonly known, popular and widely celebrated Each first name is assigned to one or more days of the calendar Tibor is celebrated on April 14 , I do celebrate mine on that day There are ‘official’ first names to choose from – the list is very long Namedays are celebrated in work places, among friends and in the family. While in general birthdays are more ‘private’ & discreet, namedays are much more shared with others even at public settings People usually give flowers, desserts, drink or small gifts as presents There are smaller or larger parties to celebrate this day Imagine if YOU had a nameday to celebrate. What would you do? By the way, in Hungary, the first name is the last and the last name is the first. My name in Hungary is Nagy Tibor The are 14 vowels in Hungarian: a, á, e, é, i, í, o, ó, ö, ő, u,ű Budapest, Hungary 14
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16. Budapest is where I was born. This is my birthplace I will be in Budapest August 15 – September 5 See you there?Budapest, Hungary 16