Day 2: AM Citadella by Willis Chung
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  1. Willis Chung's Gallery
  2. 2018May Budapest
  3. Day 2: AM CitadellaDay 2: AM Citadella
The view to the north at breakfast from Top Rum, the restaurant at the top of Hotel Rum, Budapest
Steeples of Egyetemi Templom, to the west of Hotel Rum
Superwideangle view at breakfast from Top Rum, the restaurant at the top of Hotel Rum, Budapest
Steeples of Egyetemi Templom, to the west of Hotel Rum
Liberty Statue (Szabadság szoboratop) atop the Citadella on Gellert Hill to the west.
View from Top Rum, breakfast restaurant at Rum Hotel, Budapest
Liberty Statue (Szabadság szoboratop) atop the Citadella on Gellert Hill to the west.
View from Top Rum, breakfast restaurant at Rum Hotel, Budapest
View to the west from Top Rum, breakfast restaurant at Rum Hotel, Budapest
Lobby of Hotel Rum, Budapest.
Circular stairway from the lobby up to the rooms at Hotel Rum, Budapest.
Front door and entrance foyer, Hotel Rum, Budapest.
Outside Hotel Rum, Budapest on Királyi Pál Utca.
After taking a cab up to the Citadella, I mixed in with crowds being disgorged from tour busses.
Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Small viewing area to the north of the Citadella giving great views Budapest straddling the Danube.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Stephen's Basilica with the Budapest Eye in front.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Hungarian Parliament Building with Margaret Island and Margaret Bridge just beyond.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Széchenyi Chain Bridge in the foreground.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
St. Stephen's Basilica in greater detail.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Hungarian Parliament Building on the east bank of the Danube.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Szilágyi Dezső téri református templom in front of Felsővízivárosi Szent Anna-plébánia és templom.
Perspective flattened by the 500mm telephoto. Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Matthias Church, Mátyás Templom with the ORFK-torony police radio tower on Hármashatár Hill.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Matthias Church standing over Fisherman's Bastion in the Castle District.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
The dome of Buda Castle.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Every 10 minutes or so, a different group of tourists would surround me. These are British tourists.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Gazing at the dome of Buda Castle.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
These are Indian tourists.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
The southern part of The Citadella. The windows must be a recent addition.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Taking in the sweeping view of Buda and Pest bracketing the Danube River.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Mace Tower at the southern end of the Buda Castle complex.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Tunnel for a footpath under the Buda Castle Funicular to the east of Buda Castle.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Western wall of the Buda Castle complex, rather quiet since it faces away from the Danube.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Liberty Statue, Szabadság szobor, from behind, to the north.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
This German couple was having a great ride with their electric scooters.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Opportunities to shop at the Citadella.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Eastern tower of Elizabeth Bridge and Budapest-Belvárosi Nagyboldogasszony Főplébánia-templom
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Liberty Statue, Szabadság szobor, viewed from the north.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Egyetemi Templom, near our hotel, to the east-northeast across the Danube.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Elizabeth Bridge across the Danube, which I crossed pretty often.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Elizabeth Bridge and Budapest-Belvárosi Nagyboldogasszony Főplébánia-templom
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Another view of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge with the Hungarian Parliament Building beyond.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Eastern end of Liberty Bridge, Szabadság híd, which I also crossed a lot.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Looking over the Palace District of Budapest.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Getting to the front of Liberty Statue. This vendor was constantly busy, a great location!
Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Liberty Statue, a originally honoring liberating Soviet forces, now honoring all freedom fighters.
Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Beautiful, ornate house to the southwest of the Citadella on Gellert Hill.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Distinctive Rákóczi Bridge to the south, with ELTE University in front.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Domes atop the Danubius Hotel Gellért, also a giant spa.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
To the southeast, Groupama Arena and the T-Mobile tower behind it.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Superwide angle view of the Liberty Statue.
Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Schönherz Kollégium, a dorm for students of the BME-VIK in Buda. Budapest Power Plant stack behind.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Here is the very busy vendor's vehicle and stand. Quite a nice setup!
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Tourists admiring the Hungarian Parliament Building across the Danube.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
Top Rum, the breakfast restaurant atop Rum Hotel. Looks like the bridge of a ocean liner.
Taken at the Citadella, Budapest, Hungary.
The view to the north at breakfast from Top Rum, the restaurant at the top of Hotel Rum, Budapest Superwideangle view at breakfast from Top Rum, the restaurant at the top of Hotel Rum, Budapest Liberty Statue (Szabadság szoboratop) atop the Citadella on Gellert Hill to the west. Liberty Statue (Szabadság szoboratop) atop the Citadella on Gellert Hill to the west. View to the west from Top Rum, breakfast restaurant at Rum Hotel, Budapest Lobby of Hotel Rum, Budapest. Circular stairway from the lobby up to the rooms at Hotel Rum, Budapest. Front door and entrance foyer, Hotel Rum, Budapest. Outside Hotel Rum, Budapest on Királyi Pál Utca. After taking a cab up to the Citadella, I mixed in with crowds being disgorged from tour busses. Small viewing area to the north of the Citadella giving great views Budapest straddling the Danube. Stephen's Basilica with the Budapest Eye in front. Hungarian Parliament Building with Margaret Island and Margaret Bridge just beyond. Széchenyi Chain Bridge in the foreground. St. Stephen's Basilica in greater detail. Hungarian Parliament Building on the east bank of the Danube. Szilágyi Dezső téri református templom in front of  Felsővízivárosi Szent Anna-plébánia és templom. Matthias Church, Mátyás Templom with the ORFK-torony police radio tower on  Hármashatár Hill. Matthias Church standing over Fisherman's Bastion in the Castle District. The dome of Buda Castle. Every 10 minutes or so, a different group of tourists would surround me. These are British tourists. Gazing at the dome of Buda Castle. These are Indian tourists. The southern part of The Citadella. The windows must be a recent addition. Taking in the sweeping view of Buda and Pest bracketing the Danube River. Mace Tower at the southern end of the Buda Castle complex. Tunnel for a footpath under the Buda Castle Funicular to the east of Buda Castle. Western wall of the Buda Castle complex, rather quiet since it faces away from the Danube. Liberty Statue, Szabadság szobor, from behind, to the north. This German couple was having a great ride with their electric scooters. Opportunities to shop at the Citadella. Eastern tower of Elizabeth Bridge and Budapest-Belvárosi Nagyboldogasszony Főplébánia-templom Liberty Statue, Szabadság szobor, viewed from the north. Egyetemi Templom, near our hotel,  to the east-northeast across the Danube. Elizabeth Bridge across the Danube, which I crossed pretty often. Elizabeth Bridge and Budapest-Belvárosi Nagyboldogasszony Főplébánia-templom Another view of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge with the Hungarian Parliament Building beyond. Eastern end of Liberty Bridge, Szabadság híd, which I also crossed a lot. Looking over the Palace District of Budapest. Getting to the front of Liberty Statue. This vendor was constantly busy, a great location! Liberty Statue, a  originally honoring liberating Soviet forces, now honoring all freedom fighters. Beautiful, ornate house to the southwest of the Citadella on Gellert Hill. Distinctive Rákóczi Bridge to the south, with ELTE University in front. Domes atop the Danubius Hotel Gellért, also a giant spa. To the southeast, Groupama Arena and the T-Mobile tower behind it. Superwide angle view of the Liberty Statue. Schönherz Kollégium, a dorm for students of the BME-VIK in Buda. Budapest Power Plant stack behind. Here is the very busy vendor's vehicle and stand. Quite a nice setup! Tourists admiring the Hungarian Parliament Building across the Danube. Top Rum, the breakfast restaurant atop Rum Hotel. Looks like the bridge of a ocean liner.
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