A beautiful morning in Budapest. Wow! Sunshine, no wind, and blue sky. Then I fell asleep again (stayed up too late the night before). When I did make it out of bed, I knew that it was wash day and took my clothes to my favorite laundromat. As I have done before, I can make a quick trip to the nearby Tesco while the clothes are in the wash. Yes, I should probably stay and guard my clothes, but I’m not going to live in fear about anyone stealing anything from me. Life is too short to worry about everything that could happen.
By the time I got home, it was time for a quick nap before making some dinner. While cooking I decided to go for a walk. I invited Csabi to join me and we met up at a tram stop near his flat.
We took the tram to a Metro 3 station then stopped at a station close to the Margaret Bridge (Margit hid). From there we walked along the Danube to the Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet híd).
Margaret Bridge pictured below.
Along the way we passed the Parliament buildings.
Fisherman’s Bastion, across the Danube in Buda.
“Shoes on the Danube Bank” is a memorial to honor the people (mainly Budapest Jews) who were killed by the fascist Arrow Cross Militiamen in Budapest during WWII. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. This sculpture along the banks of the Danube represents the shoes left behind.
Below, Csabi taking a picture of the shoes.
It was getting cold, so we found a coffee shop to get warmed up. From there we walked down Vaci Street (Váci utca) and looked at the shops, hotels and restaurants along this pedestrian thoroughfare.
From there we walked to the Deak Ferenc Square (Deák Ferenc tér) Metro 3 station. We cut our walk short because it was starting to get really cold. We’ll take a longer walk when the weather gets warmer.
Got some great walking in today. 16,560 steps!