Museum of Hungarian History and Culture


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May 24th 2018
Published: May 24th 2018
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The direct neighbourhood of our surprisingly well-located airbnb revealed a wealth of cultural opportunities. Though coming and going was a challenge because of all the stairs up to the apartment we had, once on the street we could set out in any direction with great results.


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The Budapest SynagogueThe Budapest Synagogue
The Budapest Synagogue

The second largest synagogue in the world.
Sculpture in the grounds of the Budapest SynagogueSculpture in the grounds of the Budapest Synagogue
Sculpture in the grounds of the Budapest Synagogue

From a distance it looks like a water fountain but it's not.
Museum of Hungarian History and CultureMuseum of Hungarian History and Culture
Museum of Hungarian History and Culture

Our "local" museum, just down the street from our airbnb.
An intricately embroidered chasubleAn intricately embroidered chasuble
An intricately embroidered chasuble

Dear sewing group ladies--here's an example of the melding of form and function
Two saddles made of carved BONETwo saddles made of carved BONE
Two saddles made of carved BONE

This one is for you, Bonnie Z.G. Can you believe it? Have a close look at the intricate figures on it.
I think these were choir seats, but I might be wrong on that.I think these were choir seats, but I might be wrong on that.
I think these were choir seats, but I might be wrong on that.

Very decorative anyway. Great carving and so well preserved.
And now a velvet jewel encrusted saddleAnd now a velvet jewel encrusted saddle
And now a velvet jewel encrusted saddle

Wouldn't work for barrel racing, Bonnie.
Sarcophagus of a knightSarcophagus of a knight
Sarcophagus of a knight

It's interesting to see that his position, with his right hand to his cheek, is so like the statues of the dying Buddha. But the sword in his left hand gives a quite different impression.
"Mozart" cake"Mozart" cake
"Mozart" cake

How could I resist trying that? Quite sweet but still good for a coffee break for us with our post-museum sore feet.


24th May 2018

Hi Martha & Phil, You have photographed some amazing places on your holiday. Thank you for sharing some of the many hi-lights. Keep on enjoying your journey. Ruth n Peter.
25th May 2018

Post-museum sore feet.
Well it certainly looks as though those sore feet were worth it; some great photos. I've never been to Budapest but you've given me the idea that I'd like to!! Keep on enjoying yourselves despite all the steps; we fully understand how hard they can be, one of our stays in NYC was in an apartment on the fourth floor with no stairs!! M xx

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