Sticking to the Pest side.

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Details from the theater next to the hotel.
Today I decided to stay close to my hotel and explore the area in a little more detail. First was a walk to the Vaci Utca, a pedestrian area with lots of touristy shops, well known brand name stores and expensive restaurants. I would actually recommend anyone visiting the city to walk around for one day and not come back, there are much better places in the city to see and explore. After gawking at the expensive stores and food, I wandered to St. Stephen's Basilica area. I walked around the side streets and stumbled upon a demolition site. So after 45 minutes and one story destroyed later, I finally made it to the Basilica. A wedding was just letting out and I took a picture of the happy couple, a very festive atmosphere. An entrance fee of approximately $10.00 and I was walking up the dome and a 360 degree view of the entire city. This I would definitely recommend this and it is well worth the entrance fee. After the spectacular views it was a walk to the northern side of the city to see the Nyugati Station and the West End Center Shopping. For those that would like to relax, go up to the top floor (take the escalators by the front entrance to the third floor) and you will walk out into a park. It's very quiet and only the locals know about it. Then it was back to the hotel for a nap and then back out to explore the area again at night.
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Details from the theater next to t…
Details from the theater next to …
I love the expression on the monke…
I love the expression on the monk…
The Opera House again.
The Opera House again.
One day Ill have a entrance door …
One day I'll have a entrance door…
A covered pedestrian arcade.
A covered pedestrian arcade.
One day Ill have an atrium in my …
One day I'll have an atrium in my…
In the Vorosmarty ter, with the st…
In the Vorosmarty ter, with the s…
Mihaly Vorosmarty was a poet and t…
Mihaly Vorosmarty was a poet and …
A picture of the Gerbeaud patisser…
A picture of the Gerbeaud patisse…
The emblem of the British Embassy.
The emblem of the British Embassy.
Even dogs needs to be groomed.
Even dogs needs to be groomed.
The Nyugati Station.
The Nyugati Station.
Entrance to the West End Center Sh…
Entrance to the West End Center S…
The view from the top of the Cente…
The view from the top of the Cent…
In the train station.
In the train station.
The demolition crew starts its wor…
The demolition crew starts its wo…
The cloud of dust following the co…
The cloud of dust following the c…
Walking towards the St. Stephens …
Walking towards the St. Stephen's…
Another Venetian inspired building…
Another Venetian inspired buildin…
Its me again.
It's me again.
Congratulations!
Congratulations!
The entrance door.
The entrance door.
Inside the Basilica.
Inside the Basilica.
A view of the dome from the inside.
A view of the dome from the inside.
Walking up all those steps was act…
Walking up all those steps was ac…
The underpinnings of the dome.
The underpinnings of the dome.
The view of the square in front of…
The view of the square in front o…
Its a long way down.
It's a long way down.
Views of the city. The following p…
Views of the city. The following …
Another self-portrait.
Another self-portrait.
The Parliament Building.
The Parliament Building.
The Buda Palace.
The Buda Palace.
Walking down the stairs.
Walking down the stairs.
The view at night of St. Stephens…
The view at night of St. Stephen'…
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photo by: Chokk