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Old August 12th, 2008, 04:31 AM   #1
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BUDAPEST [3] - hkskyline's Euro 2007 Tour (High Up Buda)

I must admit my first day in Budapest was a bit disappointing, but the second day fared much better. We lived on the Buda side, and was only a short climb away from the historic sights. We set off early, trying to find our way with our maps.













The stairs weren't so bad. It was early in the morning so our energy were at top levels.





The coverage area seems manageable, and we could probably do most of the sidestreets in the morning.



Soon after we emerged at the top of the staircase, we saw an opening and some breath-taking views of Buda.

















Then we started exploring the sidestreets. The architecture was quite good, and these buildings seemed much better maintained than their counterparts on the Pest side.













































I noticed many buildings had these huge doors. I wonder why is that the case? Were the residents back in the day very wealthy people?

























OK .. enough photos for this post. I haven't scratched the surface yet in Buda. More monuments and great buildings to come in upcoming parts!
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Old August 12th, 2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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The best capital in europe, but i must to say that i prefer the Pest's zone.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #3
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Great shots there once again. Some nice suburbs there, I really didn't appreciate how hilly that area of the city was.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #4
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Interesting choice of sculptures. All 3 are saviours of people from some perspectives.

She(pic 5):
http://www.globalphotos.org/budapest...7/IMG_8919.jpg
is the founder of the first kindergarten in the country.

He(pic 6):
http://www.globalphotos.org/budapest...7/IMG_8924.jpg
was the founder of he "baby-care"association in 1872.

And he(pic 46)
http://www.globalphotos.org/budapest...7/IMG_9006.jpg
is the defender saint of the country,the hero of the battle of Belgrade
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