I arrived at the hotel and checked in I was lucky that they had the room available right away and I went in and laid down for about 45 minutes and then decided to set out to explore. I set off to find the Danube river and I could not wait to see the Parliament and I can honestly say I was not disappointed when I approached it for the first time. It is the 3rd largest Parliament building in the world, it is a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture and is just over a 100 years old.
|my first view of the Parliament |
I looked at if from all angles and took photos and sat and relaxed and then walked to the front to view the Danube and walked along it for awhile. I saw the Ethnographic museum, Hungarian national Museum but it was closing time, the building looked imposing. There was a square behind Parliament with a huge statue to Kossuth Lajos who was an Iconic Leader of Hungarian politics. I soon realized that Budapest statues were huge and impressive. My knee was kinking a bit so I decided to head back and call it a day. I was still full from my meal on the plane but had a roll I had not eaten so had that and a few crackers. I had only slept a couple hours on the plane so read and went to bed.
|Statue of Attila Jozsef Hungarian poet|
|Kossuth Lajos statue|
Tisza Istuan statue