Beauty Thy Name is Budapest~

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Budapest doesn’t need to Deck the Halls.

These halls have been continuously decked,

for a very long time.

If beauty is truth,
and truth,

Then Budapest is truly beautiful.

As are you!
Merriest Christmas to you from The Holler~

250 thoughts on “Beauty Thy Name is Budapest~

  1. Simply magnificent Cindy! I love how much thought went into the architecture and design – to have all that ambient light pouring in from above and accenting the gold and various shapes. The day I visit these places, they’re going to have a hard time getting me to leave!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours Cindy! And thank you for this precious gift as always. ❤ ~Lynn


    • You get goosebumps and often feel this transendant wonderful peace over come you. Sometimes if you’re lucky, the organist will come to practice, or the choir will practice. When this happens I just sit, listen and cry. It is almost too beautiful to bear.


  2. What a gorgeous city. Thanks for sharing your amazing photos, Cindy. You’ve done a beautiful job capturing the grandeur of these buildings. I’ve never been, and must add it to my ever-growing list of travel destinations.


    • Wow! The old section has not changed much I imagine except for Andrassy. Would love to hear your impressions when you return. I met an American exchange student in the grocery store. This happens all the time. He was homesick over the holidays. Merry Christmas my friend to you and your family!


  3. I love that city too! Very beautiful, as pictured in your gorgeous photos. My current client has offices there, so I might get lucky and go there this spring again, we’ll see.


  4. Many years ago I had the chance to visit Budapest and I did not take it…and have regretted it ever since. The third shot you have is simply majestic, shows incredible talent, beauty and for me a history that I would have love to have seen. Travel can be such fun and rewarding, and even when not actually visiting but instead seeing your pics and reading your words is almost just as good 🙂


    • I think a true traveler is always traveling in their minds. Looking at photos of other people trips and experiences just keeps the mental dialogue and imagery going. Our imagination is the ultimate traveler and photos keep us ever exploring. Happy New Year Randall~


  5. Dear Cindy, did you also do the art Nouveau and Art Deco trip and visited the peculiar Art Deco museum? I do hope you also went to take a tea-time at the big art Nouveau bookstore’s third floor where we spend ‘hours’ looking at the decorations, enjoying very nice cakes and coffee.


    • It is an amazing city isn’t it? So much to see and explore on both sides of the river. We didn’t visit this museum, but we stayed in the Art Deco section of the city and explore so many glorious Deco buildings, like the Lyst Academy pictured here. We stayed in the Art Deco hotel that was the inspiration for the movie The Grand Hotel Budapest. It is an Deco tour de force. Gorgeous, historic, old city. Did you visit St Stephens Basilica? Stunning.


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