The Parliament building in Budapest gets its own post. It is a building that is gorgeous, (obviously from the photos) but it is hard to put into words how much of the Danube it commands. Like the Queen of the river,she reigns silently, for her beauty speaks volumes. She is always present, and constantly beckoning the eye. There is so much beauty in Budapest, truly, that it is surprising that one building can stick out so completely. But it does. Nothing equals it in the whole of the city, and if pressed, I can think of no other castle or chateau or municipal structure that I have laid eyes on that can. It is that remarkable.
I am ashamed to say that I did not even think of going in. Actually, the same is true for most of Budapest, and the sentiment will be echoed in the rest of my Budapest posts I am sure. Reason being, the soviet regime pretty much robbed the insides of the buildings in Budapest of their trappings, and so, they are a little bleak and sad on the inside. But, fortunately, the exteriors are still splendid and dazzling. Paris of the East, indeed.
Stay tuned for the rest of our Buda + Pest trip, which will have more of restaurants, bars, shopping streets, etc. But, c'mon, that Parliament building is very deserving of her own post.