Budapest - Among Goulash and Unicum
The walls of Buda Castle
St Stephen's Basilica is one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest and no buildings are allowed to be taller. The magnificent interior holds the mummified fist of Stephen, first king of Hungary.
St Stephen's Basilica
Hugging a cup of hot mulled wine is one way to regain some sensory in the cold fingers.
Reine at Castle Hill
A royal meeting
The Danube Corso is a cosy pedestrian street on the Pest side of the river lined with old-timer lamp posts. A bronze statue of a little girl is sitting alone on the fence.
Meeting the princess
Corvinus and the prey
The hunter statues in the western forecourt are lead by Matthias Corvinus, the king of Hungary and Croatia in the 15th century and probably the most popular hero of Hungarian folklore.
Matthias Fountain at Buda Castle
This memorial honors the Jews that were shot here and fell into the river. 60 pairs of iron shoes in various 1940-period models are lined up along the waterfront.
Along the Danube Promenade
Who goes there
It's a tough job being a lion at this time of year.
Széchenyi Chain Bridge