The following photos were taken after a midday run through Pest, across the Danube and into Buda on June 29th. I was among hundreds of tourists; people from Europe, America, China, and Africa. The day began cloudy. It had poured the night before.
Of all the places I’ve been to, I’ve done the poorest job here of following up on the history behind the buildings and sculptures I see around me. But that’s not all bad. My art professors used to keep us from reading the plaques beside the paintings. It’s an experience, after all. With each experience I become less interested in doing this kind of documentation. We’re now in the world of Google images, instagram, and so on.
You need to see it for yourself, if you can. The photos, though selected deliberately, do not lie. This is a beautiful city.