Day 3: Matthias Church Tower by Willis Chung
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  3. Day 3: Matthias Church TowerDay 3: Matthias Church Tower
Back entrances of apartment building west of the Castle complex, Budapest, Hungary
Roofline of apartment building west of the Castle complex, Budapest, Hungary
At the west side of the castle district itself, I start running into tour groups.
Climbing the stairs to Tóth Árpád, I have quiet again.
Quiet benches along Tóth Árpád offer a nice view to the west.
Quite a few choices available here. Tóth Árpád, Budapest, Hungary
The western spire of Matthias Cathedral from Szentháromság Ut, Budapest, Hungary
View of Matthias Cathedral from the west on Szentháromság Ut, Budapest, Hungary.
Street vendor organizing her displays on Szentháromság Ut, Budapest, Hungary.
Pretty busy in the afternoon at Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Hungary.
Holy Trinity Statue, many figures atop a hexagonal obelisk. Budapest, Hungary.
Our guides for the Matthias Cathedral Tower Tour. Very steep stairs, guides move groups up and down.
Detail on the west side of the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Hungary.
Starting the climb inside the bell tower, Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
The biggest landing low in the tower is a small museum. Don't have time to read the displays, though
Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Rather a short door takes up to the next set of spiral stairs.
Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Close quarters inside the staircase.
Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
We get glimpses of the outside as we wind upwards.
Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Lower bell chamber with mechanisms to ring the bells.
Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
More complex than I thought it would be to ring the bells.
Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Getting higher up in the tower.
Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Upper bell chamber, with more bells and ropes.
Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
At the balcony at the top of the tower, looking to the west over Trinity Square.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
View to the south, taking in Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion is down to the left.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Buda Castle and Liberty Statues from the bell tower of Matthias Church.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Sweeping view to the southeast, Buda Castle, Széchenyi Chain Bridge over the Danube.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Széchenyi Chain Bridge crossing the Danube River, Budapest, Hungary.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Elizabeth and Freedom Bridges with the east bank of the Danube River.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
St. Stephen's Basilica illuminated by a hole in the clouds.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Hungarian Parliament Building on the east bank of the Danube.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Havas Boldogasszony Church to the west of the Castle district.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Streets south of Trinity Square, mix of new buildings in an old style and old buildings.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Mária Magdolna Torony to the northwest, another tower that I will visit next!
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Chimney shadows on tile roofs.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Gargoyle looking over the main building of Matthias Church and the Hilton Budapest
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Cockrell atop the central spire of Matthias Cathedral.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Hungarian Parliament Building getting some sun.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Northern tower of Fisherman's Bastion
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Matthias Church with the Danube and the Hungarian Parliament Building, taken from the steeple
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Margaret Bridge with Margaret Island to the north in the Danube River.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Closer view of the northern tower of Fisherman's Bastion. Nice cafe inside, nice tables outside.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Many apartment buildings to the north, west of the Danube.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
ORFK-torony police radio tower on Hármashatár Hill overlooking northwestern Budapest.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
The southern end of Fisherman's Bastion from up high.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Another view of St. Stephen's Basilica emerging from the shadow.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
West tower of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Hungarian Parliament Building out of the shadow.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Finial at the top of the east spire of Matthias Cathedral.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Details of the roof tile on Matthias Cathedral.
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Details of the roof of the east spire of Matthias Cathedral
Taken from the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague
Back entrances of apartment building west of the Castle complex, Budapest, Hungary Roofline of apartment building west of the Castle complex, Budapest, Hungary At the west side of the castle district itself, I start running into tour groups. Climbing the stairs to Tóth Árpád, I have quiet again. Quiet benches along Tóth Árpád offer a nice view to the west. Quite a few choices available here.  Tóth Árpád, Budapest, Hungary The western spire of Matthias Cathedral from Szentháromság Ut, Budapest, Hungary View of Matthias Cathedral from the west on Szentháromság Ut, Budapest, Hungary. Street vendor organizing her displays on Szentháromság Ut, Budapest, Hungary. Pretty busy in the afternoon at Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Hungary. Holy Trinity Statue, many figures atop a hexagonal obelisk.  Budapest, Hungary. Our guides for the Matthias Cathedral Tower Tour. Very steep stairs, guides move groups up and down. Detail on the west side of the bell tower of Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Hungary. Starting the climb inside the bell tower, Matthias Cathedral, Budapest, Prague The biggest landing low in the tower is a small museum. Don't have time to read the displays, though Rather a short door takes up to the next set of spiral stairs. Close quarters inside the staircase. We get glimpses of the outside as we wind upwards. Lower bell chamber with mechanisms to ring the bells. More complex than I thought it would be to ring the bells. Getting higher up in the tower. Upper bell chamber, with more bells and ropes. At the balcony at the top of the tower, looking to the west over Trinity Square. View to the south, taking in Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion is down to the left. Buda Castle and Liberty Statues from the bell tower of Matthias Church. Sweeping view to the southeast, Buda Castle, Széchenyi Chain Bridge over the Danube. Széchenyi Chain Bridge crossing the Danube River, Budapest, Hungary. Elizabeth and Freedom Bridges with the east bank of the Danube River. St. Stephen's Basilica illuminated by a hole in the clouds. Hungarian Parliament Building on the east bank of the Danube. Havas Boldogasszony Church to the west of the Castle district. Streets south of Trinity Square, mix of new buildings in an old style and old buildings. Mária Magdolna Torony to the northwest, another tower that I will visit next! Chimney shadows on tile roofs. Gargoyle looking over the main building of Matthias Church and the Hilton Budapest Cockrell atop the central spire of Matthias Cathedral. Hungarian Parliament Building getting some sun. Northern tower of Fisherman's Bastion Matthias Church with the Danube and the Hungarian Parliament Building,  taken from the steeple Margaret Bridge with Margaret Island to the north in the Danube River. Closer view of the northern tower of Fisherman's Bastion. Nice cafe inside, nice tables outside. Many apartment buildings to the north, west of the Danube. ORFK-torony police radio tower on  Hármashatár Hill overlooking northwestern Budapest. The southern end of Fisherman's Bastion from up high. Another view of St. Stephen's Basilica emerging from the shadow. West tower of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge Hungarian Parliament Building out of the shadow. Finial at the top of the east spire of Matthias Cathedral. Details of the roof tile on Matthias Cathedral. Details of the roof of the east spire of Matthias Cathedral
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