A lovely city. How to see a city in less than a day.  A snapshot and superficial at that.  Some took a walking tour, some a hoponhop off bus , one a cycling tour. We chose the slow way. To walk hugging shade.

The Parliament building is stunning. The small exhibition to the 1956 uprising and Russian quelling poignant.

Then cross a bridge to the Pest side. The suspension bridge is closed for refurbishment, probably better maintained than its sibling in Marlow.

A place to return to, perhaps in cooler months. As per a comment on fb, it is fascinating just how many important places are so close together. “The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire and today is the river running through the largest number of countries in the world (10; the Nile is second with 9). Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,850 km (1,770 mi), passing through or bordering AustriaSlovakiaHungaryCroatiaSerbiaRomaniaBulgariaMoldova and Ukraine before draining into the Black Sea. Its drainage basin extends into nine more countries. The largest cities on the river are ViennaBudapestBelgrade and Bratislava, all of which are the capitals of their respective countries. The Danube passes through four capital cities, more than any other river in the world.[5] Five more capital cities lie in the Danube’s basin: BucharestSofiaZagrebLjubljana and Sarajevo. The fourth-largest city in its basin is Munich, the capital of Bavaria, standing on the Isar River” (good old wiki)

Tomorrow the first of 11 cycling days to Bucharest.

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