Budapest 2012


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Slide Show Presentation Brian Byrne Europe 2012 Tour-Budapest ( 33 slides photos text and audio )

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Budapest 2012

  1. 1. Eastern Europe Travels 2012Budapest is a tale of two cities,with the Danube River dividingHungary’s capital into two parts:The hillsides of Buda on onebank and the flatter Pest to theeast. Elizabeth PlatzAn older, more charmingEuropean feel is found in Buda,with a layout of narrow cobbledstreets and cafes tucked intocosy corners. Danube River and Elizabeth Bridge
  2. 2. Our Tour Group
  3. 3. Chain Bridge Views outside our Hotel Sofitel HotelThe Chain Bridge was designed by the English engineer William TierneyClark in 1839 and was opened in 1849. It has enormous significance in thecountrys economic, social and cultural life.
  4. 4. The lions at each of the Chain Bridge abutments are very similar in design to the famous bronze lions of Trafalgar Square.
  5. 5. A view from our Hotel looking over the ChainBridge to the Buda Castle and St. Matthias Church
  6. 6. A night view of the Buda Castle Hill illuminated in thebackground over the Chain Bridge and Blue Danuberiver. Rising 48 meters above the Danube, the BudaCastle Hill district dominates the city. Buda is the placewhere Budapest was founded.
  7. 7. Cafe Gerbeaud in Pest.The famous Gerbeaud Cafe on Vörösmarty Square in Pest where we had ourdinner on the first night of the tour. In 2008 they celebrated the 150thanniversary of its foundation in 1858.
  8. 8. Views Of Fishermens BastionThe Fishermens Bastion is a terrace in neo-gothic and neo-romanesque stylesituated on the Buda side of the Danube river. It was designed and builtbetween 1895 and 1902 and surrounds Matthias Church. Other restorationwork was carried out after its near destruction during World War II.Its seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in theCarpathian Basin in 896.The Bastion takes its name from the guild of fishermenthat was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the MiddleAges
  9. 9. ST. Matthias Church And Fishermen’s Bastion
  10. 10. ST. Matthias Church
  11. 11. One of a number of views of Fishermens Bastion in Pest
  12. 12. Statue Of Children Fishing
  13. 13. Outside the Hungarian National Gallery
  14. 14. Peace War Statues Of Peace and War
  15. 15. Heros Square in Pest
  16. 16. This unique Jewish Synagogue was constructed between 1844-59 alongthe famous Andrassy Boulevard. The second largest synagogue (thelargest stands in New York) in the world can take in 3,000 people. ItsByzantine-Moorish style is a reminder of monuments in the Middle-East. Two onion-shaped domes sit on the twin towers at 43 m height.The towers symbolise the two columns of Solomons Temple.
  17. 17. Decorative 1880 Wine House In Buda
  18. 18. Parliament House in Pest
  19. 19. The Hungarian Opera House construction started in 1875 andopened to the public on the September 27, 1884.It was funded bythe city of Budapest and by Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria andHungary .It opened to the public on the September 27, 1884.
  20. 20. Foyer In The Opera House
  21. 21. View of Pest from Buda Castle District
  22. 22. View of Pest from Buda Castle District
  23. 23. St. Stephen’s Basilica located in Pest
  24. 24. Inside St. Stephen’s Basilica
  25. 25. View of the Dome in St. Stephen’s Basilica
  26. 26. The Royal Palace In Buda
  27. 27. The Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Esztergomoutside Budapest is the seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary.
  28. 28. Catch a tram or ride a biketo the Buda Castle district
  29. 29. Bye for now