Day 5: AM Saint Stephen's Basilica by Willis Chung
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Walking north on Váci ut Peggy spots these happy bunnies.
Budapest, Hungary
St. Stephen's Basilica, crossing Szent István tér from the west. A Segway huddle taking place.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Climbing the spiral staircase to the dome. Very wide, easy staircase.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Getting towards the top of the spiral staircase, looking back down.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Side passages lead around the tower at different levels. Closed off to us.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Rather modern construction. Makes sense since construction was from 1851-1905.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
View of the north steeple from the dome.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Both steeples and St. Stephen's Square fit into view with the superwide.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
North steeple and northern Budapest beyond
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Looking at the bell towers and St. Stephen's Square.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Taking a look down at St. Stephen's Square.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Finial atop the north steeple of St. Stephen's Basilica.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
One of the clocks on the north tower.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Buda Castle across the Danube to the west.
Taken from St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Distinctive roofline of the Museum of Applied Arts
Taken from St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Matthias Church light by the sun coming through a break in the clouds.
Taken from St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
To the north is the stack of the MVM North Buda Heating Power Plant. Apartments along Raktár ut .
Taken from St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Back side of the dome of the Hungarian Parliament Building.
Taken from St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
A bit of colorful graffiti
Taken from St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
To the south is the triple tower of 6 Deák Ferenc tér, twin spires of Egyetemi Templom.
Taken from St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Domes of Danubius Hotel Gellért to the southwest, near Gellért Hill. St. Anne Church steeple nearby.
Taken from St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Couches of the High Note Sky Bar to the south.
Taken from St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest Eye, with the Treasury Building behind it.
Taken from St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
South steeple getting photographed.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Tour guide using the expansive view to explain the different neighborhoods in Budapest.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Taking a last look at the northern spire, St. Stephen's Basilica.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Space between the inner and outer domes of St. Stephen's Basilica.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Back down in the nave of St. Stephen's Basilica, admiring the dome from the inside.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
The holy right hand of Saint Stephen, out on display! 1 euro will turn on the lights.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Many people taking advantage of the illumination.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
A bit more detail with this view, but still hard to make out the hand.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
A statue on guard in the nave of Saint Stephen's Basilica.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Gazing upwards at the dome of Saint Stephen's Basilica.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
God in the center of the dome, Saint Stephen's Basilica.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Hungarian crown, done in stained glass.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
The grand organ fills the space beautifully.
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Fantastic mural on building at Arany János Ut 19-21, Budapest, Hungary.
A great place for a bagel or a donut, Mr. Funk, Budapest, Hungary.
Mr. Funk, Budapest, Hungary. Donuts and bagels. Mmmm!
Walking back south along the Danube, I spot a mallard duck.
Belvárosi Disznótoros on Károlyi Mihály ut, fantastic local meats. Rotisserie chicken heaven!
Belvárosi Disznótoros, Budapest, Károlyi Mihály u. 17, 1053 Hungary
Belvárosi Disznótoros, loads of side dishes to add to the meal.
Belvárosi Disznótoros, Budapest, Károlyi Mihály u. 17, 1053 Hungary
Staff very busy at lunch, working hard to get the orders right.
Belvárosi Disznótoros, Budapest, Károlyi Mihály u. 17, 1053 Hungary
Packed inside and outside. The meat is tremendous.
Belvárosi Disznótoros, Budapest, Károlyi Mihály u. 17, 1053 Hungary
Nearly home! Top Rum restaurant atop Hotel Rum, Budapest, Hungary.
Walking north on Váci ut Peggy spots these happy bunnies. St. Stephen's Basilica, crossing Szent István tér from the west. A Segway huddle taking place. Climbing the spiral staircase to the dome. Very wide, easy staircase. Getting towards the top of the spiral staircase, looking back down. Side passages lead around the tower at different levels. Closed off to us. Rather modern construction. Makes sense since construction was from 1851-1905. View of the north steeple from the dome. Both steeples and St. Stephen's Square fit into view with the superwide. North steeple and northern Budapest beyond Looking at the bell towers and St. Stephen's Square. Taking a look down at St. Stephen's Square. Finial atop the north steeple of St. Stephen's Basilica. One of the clocks on the north tower. Buda Castle across the Danube to the west. Distinctive roofline of the Museum of Applied Arts Matthias Church light by the sun coming through a break in the clouds. To the north is the stack of the MVM North Buda Heating Power Plant. Apartments along Raktár ut . Back side of the dome of the Hungarian Parliament Building. A bit of colorful graffiti To the south is the triple tower of 6 Deák Ferenc tér,  twin spires of Egyetemi Templom. Domes of Danubius Hotel Gellért to the southwest, near Gellért Hill. St. Anne Church steeple nearby. Couches of the High Note Sky Bar to the south. Budapest Eye, with the Treasury Building behind it. South steeple getting photographed. Tour guide using the expansive view to explain the different neighborhoods in Budapest. Taking a last look at the northern spire, St. Stephen's Basilica. Space between the inner and outer domes of St. Stephen's Basilica. Back down in the nave of St. Stephen's Basilica, admiring the dome from the inside. The holy right hand of Saint Stephen,  out on display! 1 euro will turn on the lights. Many people taking advantage of the illumination. A bit more detail with this view, but still hard to make out the hand. A statue on guard in the nave of Saint Stephen's Basilica. Gazing upwards at the dome of Saint Stephen's Basilica. God in the center of the dome, Saint Stephen's Basilica. Hungarian crown, done in stained glass. The grand organ fills the space beautifully. Fantastic mural on building at Arany János  Ut 19-21, Budapest, Hungary. A great place for a bagel or a donut, Mr. Funk, Budapest, Hungary. Mr. Funk, Budapest, Hungary. Donuts and bagels. Mmmm! Walking back south along the Danube, I spot a mallard duck. Belvárosi Disznótoros on Károlyi Mihály ut, fantastic local meats. Rotisserie chicken heaven! Belvárosi Disznótoros, loads of side dishes to add to the meal. Staff very busy at lunch, working hard to get the orders right. Packed inside and outside. The meat is tremendous. Nearly home! Top Rum restaurant atop Hotel Rum, Budapest, Hungary.
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