Photo Essay: 12 Hours in Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East’s exuberant vision of the West, the West’s uneasy hallucination of the East. It is a dreamed-up city; a city almost completely faked; a city invented out of other cities, out of Paris by way of Vienna — the imitation, as Claudio Magris has it, of an imitation. 
― M. John Harrison


Buda Castle




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Turul Bird


Monument of Prince Eugene of Savoy


Matthias Church


Fisherman’s Bastion


Chain Bridge Connecting Buda and Pest



Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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