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Budapest, Pest, Parliament and a Greek Restaurant

Budapest National Parliament

Seven years after Budapest was united from the three cities in 1873 the National Assembly resolved to establish a new representative Parliament Building that appropriately expressed the sovereignty of the nation. A competition was announced, which was won by the architect Imre Steindl and construction from the winning plan was started in 1885 and the building was inaugurated on the 1000th anniversary of the country in 1896 (no surprises there) and completed in 1904.

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Budapest, Fine Weather and Speed Sightseeing

Budapest Square

First thing this morning I was anxious to see if the weather was as good as I had anticipated and I was delighted when I opened the shutters on the window to be confronted with a crisp clear morning and a breathtaking sunrise tip-toeing over the Danube and introducing a perfectly clear blue sky to the day.  Things looked very, very promising indeed.

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