A large many-spouted fountain was programmed to synchronize to music. It was fascinating to watch it dance to whatever tune was playing. Here you see the pirouette of just one spout.
King Bela IV promised God that if his kingdom survived the Mongol invasion, he would offer his daughter as a nun. As a consequence, Princess Margaret was sent, at the age of 9, to live out her days in a Dominican convent on the island in the Danube at Budapest. She is said to have performed many penitential acts and died at the age of 29. Thanks, Dad.
Due to suggestions from friends who had already visited Budapest, we made sure that we visited Margaret Island, which is now a huge park for recreation.
What a change it was from looking at building exteriors in medieval towns! It was a great change of pace and a delightful afternoon.
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