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On arriving in Budapest we spent the day walking around the city and discovered what a big place it is -- more than 1,700,000 people live there. And it's very easy to get lost in the maze of streets. This was our embarkation city for the cruise up the Danube.

The Buda Castle in Buda oversees Budapest 
across the Chain Bridge

Budapest skyline
from the Buda Castle


Beneath Chain Bridge

Along the river

Along  a main street


Bouncing the bumps

The Chain Bridge

Balconies on street

Andrassy Street

Cafe and Coffee Shop

Street Mime


Opera House

Opera Stairs

Swarovski Store on Vaci

Street in Pest

Park Statue

Getting around town

Fine Art Museum

Vidom Park



Lazy Afternoon

Flag of the Revolution

Freedom Fighters

Horsemen of Heroes Square

Memorial to Jews shot on bank

Reflections of City

Parliament on the river

Parliament from across river

Parliament up close

More Reflections

Parliament up close

Making deliveries

Park Sculptures abound

City Garden

Chain Bridge at night

Buda at night

Chain Bridge up close

Castle at night

Like a giant sandcastle



Fisherman's Baston

Elephants everywhere


Lounging around

Church repairs

Church restoration

Restoration closer

Major church work

Church yard

Cathedral stained glass

Interior Cathedral

Cathedral altar

Church courtyard

Viking ships a embarkation dock

Another view of Viking ships

Fortifications along the river