Thursday, October 3, 2013

Beautiful Budapest...........................




Budapest has antiques shops. As much as I love crystal 
and chandeliers, one suitcase and a backpack 
will not accommodate anything for the cottage!


The buildings include many beautiful facades with PATINA - 
you know how I love patina!


The people have been helpful and delightful on this our 
first afternoon and evening.


We arrived here mid-afternoon in brilliant sunshine and 
it's comfortably warm.............the city glowed.


This evening, following a walk, but feeling somewhat 
tired from lack of sleep on the overseas 
flight, we decided to skip a heavy dinner 
out and instead enjoyed tasty offerings, 
along with excellent Hungarian wines, in the 
hotel's Concierge Lounge.
The views across the Danube to Buda - we are staying 
in Pest on the opposite side of the river - were 
breathtaking as the sun set and the city was illuminated.

I have brought just my Nikon Coolpix S6400 on this trip. 
Because of flareups of the Polymyalgia Rheumatica 
 pain in my arms and hands I cannot handle the heavy 
cameras right now.
Hopefully I will get relatively good pics with this 
little point and shoot! 

15 comments:

  1. wow...wow...wow... I love this trip! You are doing fantastic with your point and shoot. They make them so well theses days.

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  2. Firstly wishing you and amazing adventure and happy holiday. I will be learning lots from your blog as this is a part of the world I know very little about.Secondly your photos are always amazing so I expect they still will be whatever camera you are using.
    Some of that patina looks suspiciously like structural cracks to me.

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  3. I think your pictures are coming out fine, Mary, such beautiful scenery! Your quiet evening in sounds just lovely. Looking forward to more.

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Your pictures are wonderful. I love the upward shot of the window - beautiful patina.

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  5. Your pictures are stunning Mary. It looks beautiful there. I think your point and shoot will work great!
    xoxoxo
    Penny

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  6. Oh the photos are beyond fabulous - past gorgeous. And I learned new things too - thanks for sharing - enjoy your trip.

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  7. I would say you are off to a great start with your point and shoot, Mary. The photos are gorgeous, particularly the shot of the river.

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  8. No problem with your photos Mary - they are wonderful.
    A lovely collage with such a warmth of colour radiating from them.
    Sorry you are having a flare up in your arms and hands - hope it doesn't last too long.

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  9. Dear Mary, It's not the camera, it's the eye for beauty you are blessed with.

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  10. I'd say you got some beautiful photos with your camera, Mary. I love the view of the city as the sun is setting. I didn't know there were 2 sides to the city - Buda and Pest. Interesting. Have a wonderful time. Hugs, Pamela

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  11. What gorgeous photos Mary - another astounding place.
    I know you'll have a wonderful time, and a fabulous birthday!
    Lots of love
    Rose H
    xx

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  12. Oh Mary
    How excited you two must be now - sharing your dream of being in Budapest together.
    A city of the old world and you have captured that beautifully - the evening shot of the Danube in the soft light is breath taking.
    One of my favourite films is "Gloomy Sunday" set in Budapest before and after the Holocaust - did you see it?
    Dear Mary, hold on to the Hungarian atmosphere and beauty of one of the world's greatest cities.
    I hope your arms and hands are not too painful.
    Much love
    Shane

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  13. What gorgeous shots. You are so gifted and I love traveling with you . Thanks so much. I hope you have a wonderful trip and a very happy birthday.

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  14. Hi! Your blog is wonderful...I'm a new follower.

    Ciao dall'Italia

    http://ce-que-je-aime.blogspot.it/

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  15. You are getting great pics! Keep up the good work!

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