Stroll by the Parliament

The Hungarian Parliament Building, bathed in sunshine. I took a walk along the Danube after class for this photo, enjoying the first week of spring in Budapest. Also the first week of locking myself up in the library to write papers and study for final exams. Cruel timing is not specific to Ithaca, sadly.


The nineteen-year construction of this palace inhaled about forty kilos of gold, a thousand workers, and forty million bricks. A hundredfold more beautiful than functional to good governance, as it now houses a unicameral legislature grotesquely twisted to the will of the ruling party.

“EU citizens can visit the Parliament Building free of charge upon proof of nationality.” Hah.

1 comment
  1. Nice photo! Currently, the only pic I have of this building is across the river, through the windows of a bus. On top of everything, I took the photo back in January, on a tour, and it was snowing that day. I really love how your photo shows the building against the brilliant blue background of the sky.

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