Budapest: Favorite Photo Memories

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary, Travel Photo Thursday | 41 comments

Welcome to week 246 of Travel Photo Thursday. Apologies that this post is so late, and that I haven’t been around much to comment or visit your sites. I finally got my computer back on Tuesday. While it is working, there are still some issues that I am trying to resolve with the computer tech. I can’t wait for things to get back to normal. In the meantime I want to share some of my  Budapest favorite photo memories.


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Pest from the Buda side, and I could not get enough of this view!


Pest from the Buda Side...Budapest, Hungary

Hungary’s amazing parliament buildings. Free tours are available. Unfortunately, on the day I visited, they were closed due to visiting dignitaries. If I did need a reason to return, this would be it.


Budapest's Parliament   Another killer view from the Buda side.        



The Great Market Hall is one of my favorites! Delicious lunch offerings and souvenirs on the second floor. As you can see the fruit and produce is over the top gorgeous. My suitcase was full of Fois Grais when I left. What a great treat that was on chilly Korean evenings, and oh was it good! The tram ride to the market offers up beautiful scenery along the river.


Budapest's Great Market Hall


My favorite shot. The sunset doesn’t get much better than this.


Budapest Sunset  Have you been to Budapest? Is it on your bucket list? I definitely want to go back. While I was in the city I learned that the country has a thriving wine industry. I tried some of their wines and it was amazingly good. Now, I want to visit the vineyards.          Please welcome our co-hosts this week: Jan from Budget Travel Talk      Ruth from Tanama Tales       Rachel from Rachel’s Ruminations ____   You can browse the Travel Photo Thursday archives here.             If you like this post, please share using the share buttons at the top or bottom. Much appreciated!    

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  1. Timing is such a funny thing – just as your site came up, the news was reporting that Hungary was using water cannons and tear gas against the refugees trying to move through their country to more friendly places like Germany and Sweden. At that moment it went off my potential travel list for next year’s travel. So it was nice of you to provide some lovely pictures in exchange!

    • Hi Cindy. I was sad and horrified to learn Hungary’s actions with the refugees. I have such fond memories of Budapest. I can understand why you would be reluctant to travel there anytime soon.

  2. I didn’t realize you had been to Budapest Nancie. When did that happen? That is a gorgeous sunset. The Parliament Buildings are huge!

    • Hi Jan. I spent 5 days there back in 2012. I took the bus up from Prague. Knowing how lazy my blogging can be sometimes, I can’t even remember how much I blogged about it. However, I did love my time there. I think I have read somewhere that the Parliament Buildings are the largest in the world (or at least in Europe).

  3. Beautiful photos, I like especially the last one…

    • Hi Lilly. Yes, that last one is my favorite, too.

  4. You brought foie gras from Budapest? That’s awesome! I never thought of doing that but now that I know it’s possible, I’d definitely pack one full suitcase of it. :p

    • Yes, it’s made there, and quite cheap. I enjoyed every bite!

  5. Budapest is such an amazing city and easy to walk to all the main attractions, thanks for letting me revisit some of these lovely places.

    • Hi Noel. It’s one of my favorite cities in Europe. I hope to go back someday, and spend more time.

  6. Your post brought back wonderful memories. I’ve been to Budapest twice and loved exploring the beautiful city and surrounds. The market was also a highlight of each trip.

    • Hi Jolene. I could have gone to the market everyday. I loved the energy.

  7. Great photos! I have been wanting to visit Budapest for years. I have heard the food is good too. What do you think?

    • Hi Ruth. I did enjoy the food. It’s ‘stick to your ribs’ kind of fare. Think potatoes, and lots of carbs. The flavors are amazing.

  8. I have never been but have only heard wonderful things about Budapest. Someday!

    • Hi Jill. Definitely worth a visit!

  9. Beautiful photos, Nancie! Budapest is on my short list of places to visit in Europe. That Parliament building is one of the reasons – it is gorgeous. Love that sunset photo!

    • Hi Mary. Yes, the Parliament Buildings are gorgeous. Be sure to check before you visit, or you might not get inside for a visit. That’s what happened to me!

  10. I do love Budapest! I was just there a few weeks ago…and still didn’t see and do it all!

    • Hi Corinne. Lucky you!! Although, I’d be a little hesitant to visit right now with the refugee situation.

  11. I would love to go to Budapest. It looks like a fascinating city with so many beautiful old buildings. That sunset shot is divine.

    • Hi Kathy. I loved my short time in Budapest, and want to go back one of these days. I’m sure you would love it, too.

  12. I absolutely adore that last photo…the colors, the silhouette = perfection!

    • Hi Hannah, and thanks! It is one of my favorite shots.

  13. Beautiful shots and makes for a most tempting travel list addition. One of these days, I keep saying. . . Missed posting this week as the cruise ship from Vancouver BC to LA was too pricey for me to partake of Internet. Next week. . .

    • Hi Jackie. Missed you this week. Looking forward to hearing all about your cruise.

  14. I was in Budapest back in the 80’s and would love to visit it again, but I won’t go till they figure out how to treat refugees humanely. Thanks for giving me such a pretty glimpse of it in the meantime!

    • Hi Rachel. Yes, I understand completely. As much as I want to go back, like you, it won’t be any time soon.

  15. Am hoping to go to Budapest, so your photos will give me shooting ideas. Thanks for sharing them.


    • Hi Debi. Lots of great photo ops in the city.

  16. Budapest ranks high on our bucket list with its fascinating history and beautiful buildings. Loved all your photos but the views from the Buda side are amazing!

    • Hi Anita. It is an awesome city. I’d like to go back for an extended period sometime.

  17. I miss Budapest very much! But Hungary’s present far-right policies are making it relatively easy for me to not go there in the near future.

    • Hi Henry. I hear you on both accounts. It is beyond sad, with Hungary and the refugee situation.

  18. Your photos of Budapest are lovely. I have not been there, but it certainly looks worth a visit. Maybe some day.

    • Hi Donna. Budapest is well worth a visit if you’re in that part of Europe.

  19. That photo of the buildings silhouetted against the sunset is so striking. I’ve never been to Budapest, but my husband goes there a couple times a year on business. He usually has a free weekend and gets to explore the city. It looks like such a beautiful place. I’d really love to go along with him and walk around it myself.

    • Hi Michele. I’m sure you and your husband would have a blast exploring Budapest together.

  20. Great to see Budapest again. Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories.

    • You are most welcome. Dusting off these photos brought back a lot of great memories for me too.

  21. I’m tentatively planning to go to Budapest in 2016. Really looking forward to it, and you photos just added to my anticipation!


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