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Freedom Statue

Liberty Statue

Today’s photo comes from Budapest a few summers ago. I didn’t know this at the time of my visit, but the statue was erected after World War II by the Hungarian people (or maybe the Soviets), and the inscription below it originally read:

“To the memory of the liberating Soviet heroes
the grateful Hungarian people
1945”

Of course, the Hungarians soon came to hate their “Soviet heroes” so in 1989 after the “heroes” were given the boot the inscription was changed to:

“To the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom, and prosperity of Hungary”.

Gone fishing

Fountain of the Fishing Children

Buda Castle

Buda Castle

Széchenyi Chain Bridge

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Buda Castle in the distance across the Danube

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The lion statues have been on the ends of the bridge since 1852.

Hot night in Budapest

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Elisabeth Bridge over the Danube River from the Chain Bridge

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159 years ago today …

Dohány Street Synagogue

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… the Great Synagogue of Budapest (second largest in the world) opened its doors. The style is a mixture of Moorish, Byzantine, Romantic, Gothic, Jewish, and Christian elements–making it a most unusual and fascinating building.

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