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3.25.2008

And we're back...


*Buda Palace

Hello everyone! Peter and I are back from our trip to Hungary (well we have been back for a week now but with family coming in for Easter, things have been a little crazy around here) and we had the most wonderful time ever! Seeing as it was my first time to the continent of Europe I was fascinated with oldness of everything! My belief that Europe was meant to be photographed in BLACK AND WHITE has been re-affirmed.


Budapest was a place of wonder and surprise. We found so many interesting things there from buildings to people. It was such a treat to meet those who Peter interacted with while he served his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
We also got to ride trains from Budapest to other cities both in the East and in the West.


The weather was pretty cold but not unbearable however we kept ourselves warm by walking EVERYWHERE! My legs were sore and I slept like a rock every night. (No jet lag problems for me.) Not very many people there speak English so there was a lot of me just smiling and nodding (I kind of felt dumb only knowing how to say "thank you", "you're welcome", "hello", "cat", and counting to ten for people. Oh well I guess that is what Peter was for, hehe. All right enough of my blabbing here are the pics!



*Gellert Hedge (hill) The building pictured above is a hotel that sits right underneath the hill called Gellert Hedge on which the statue (memorial) pictured below sits upon.


*They have amazingly long and fast escalators in the Metros in Budapest. (Pictured below)


*Pictured above is Fishermans Bastion. I guess you could call it a fortress and in one of the turrets there is a sacrifice table (I took a picture of it but is was so dark you can't tell what it is.) Below is the church that sits behind the Bastion. They are apparently doing some fix'er up'er work on this one but you can still see the amazing detail. The roof was the best part but due to the night I couldn't get a close enough picture of which you could tell what it was.



Ahh... last but not least... FORNETTI! Peter and I ate this every day for breakfast. We brought some back with us and it was ok the next day heated up in the microwave.


4 love words:

Lindsey Wintch said...

Yeah you're back and you had a fabulous time! I'm so glad you two got to enjoy the country. That's awesome! We need to hang out so you can tell us more:)

Flydaddyo said...

Oh my gosh Madeline this blog is amazing! The photos are so incredible!! You are on your way to becoming a famous photographer! I love it! I love you tons and I am so proud of all you do!
Love, MOM

fourlittleloves said...

Maddy Po Paddy!! Amazing is all I have to say!! Love the pics and I love the pics of the silly kitty! You are awesome and I miss you already!! Love, Tiff

Vicky Forester said...

Hey Mad Dog!! I absolutely love love love the pictures from your trip. I especially love the black and whites! I wish you all the best in your photography career. It looks to me like you are well on your way to a fantastice career! Hope to see you and Peter soon!!! Thanks for sharing your blog with me! Lots of Love, Aunt Vicky