five photos/five stories #5: budapest

thank you to Aletta of nowathome who invited me to take part in the five photos, five stories challenge.  here’s my final entry, day #5.

budapest is enchanting, a gem that lies on the banks of danube. hilly buda on one side of the river and pest, plain and flat, on the other.  we had mass at st. stephen’s basilica, named after hungary’s first king whose right hand is housed in a reliquary.  had a city tour, stopped at heroes’ square and spent the afternoon at the fisherman’s bastion atop castle hill.

from the bastion, where this photo was taken, is a spectacular view of danube river, bridge and the parliament.  nearby is the beautiful st matthias church, in its glory and splendor.  we shopped at quaint shops and browsed on hungarian embroidery and local handcrafts.  in the evening, we sailed along danube overlooking the city bathed in floodlights.

budapest

budapest

this challenge is quite simple: “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. it can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.

anybody can join.  no obligation of course; only if you want. 🙂

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23 Responses to five photos/five stories #5: budapest

  1. restlessjo says:

    That’s a lovely photo, LolaWi. 🙂 I’ve heard nothing but good things about Budapest, and it’s on my visiting list for ‘some day’ (especially the evening cruise 🙂 ) Did you enjoy the challenge? It’s gone well, hasn’t it?

  2. lolaWi says:

    Hi Jo, Budapest will not disappoint. I really had a good time there; truly charming and delightful! 🙂 the challenge was fun. yes, it gone well! 🙂 thanks for visiting always 🙂

  3. Vivien says:

    Beautiful Budapest, lovely story….

  4. Sue Slaght says:

    Budapest is definitely on our list Lola. A lovely photo and story.

  5. arlene says:

    Thank you for sharing another lovely photo. Budapest is lovely.

  6. Lily Lau says:

    Travelling to Budapest this summer, thank you for confirming I made the best choice 🙂

  7. Amy says:

    How beautiful! Thank you for sharing the story, Lola.

  8. nowathome says:

    I am glad you enjoyed this challenge LolaWi!!

  9. bebs1 says:

    Definitely in my travel list. Maybe next year when I get bored with retirement. LOL

  10. Benjamin says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Cecilia says:

    I lived in Budapest for a year, and I can confirm, it is a beautiful city. Thanks for reminding me of those good times.

  12. prior says:

    looks really like a beautiful place – and that shot of budapest is a great overview

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