Thursday, April 14, 2011

Postcards from the Pearl of the Danube

Even though today's weather in Budapest was far from ideal for sightseeing, the Hungarian capital certainly proved itself as the Pearl of the Danube.

Today's itinerary included a welcome reception at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, lunch at Onyx Restaurant and a tour of the Hungarian Parliament building. A special thanks to American Airlines for a comfortable, non-stop flight from New York to Budapest.

The Danube River in Budapest from American Airlines 158.

Buda Castle from the Pest side of the Danube.

Peppers anyone?

Onyx Restaurant's parsley cream soup with roasted potato, sour cream and trout caviar.

A memorial outside the Hungarian Parliament building pays tribute to those whom Soviet troops killed as they crushed the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

Inside the Hungarian Parliament building.

A Herendi porcelain vase inside the Hungarian Parliament building.

The Hungarian Parliament's meeting hall.

Looking from the Hungarian Parliament Building towards Lajos Kossuth Square.

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