We traveled from Prague to Budapest by train and arrived at our hotel on the banks of the Danube near the Chain Bridge after dark.

Fishermen's Bastion is a Neo-Romanesque monument to the Guild of Fishermen and was built in 1895. In front of the bastion is a statue of St. István, the king who introduced Hungary to Christianity.

The bastion occupies the site of Buda's old defensive walls and a medieval square where fish were once sold.

Budapest straddles the Danube River and consists of two parts, Buda and Pest, which are situated on opposite sides of the river and connected by a series of bridges. This is a view of the Pest side and its Parliament building taken from Fishermen's Bastion on the Buda side.

The Millennium Monument was built to commemorate Hungary's Millennium celebrations in 1896, but was not completed until 1929. At the center is a 120 foot high Corinthian column topped by the Archangel Gabriel holding St. István's crown and cross signifying Hungary's conversion to Christianity under King István.

Árpád, leader of the Magyars who settled in Hungary in AD 896 is at the front/center of the monument. He is surrounded by six of the conquering Magyar warriors.

The right-hand colonnade of the Millennium Monument on Heroes' Square. Statues of great Hungarians are arranged within the colonnades.

The Central Market Hall in Budapest.

Inside the Central Market Hall there are more than 180 stalls displaying a huge variety of vegetables, fruit, meat and cheese.

We saw radishes on display here as large as tomatoes.

Budapest commuters on their way to work.

A Hungarian flag outside Parliament with a hole in the middle. During the Hungarian uprising against the communist authorities in 1956, the communist arms were removed from the center of their flag, leaving a hole.