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Roman Empire

Roman street in Szombathely

Roman street in Savaria (Szombathely)

In the archaeological zone of the Hungarian town of Szombathely, there are remains of the ancient street paving. The Roman name of this place was Colonia Claudia Savaria. A remarkable sight is the Iseum Savariense. This is a reconstruction of a Roman temple.

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Signs

‘Beware of the squirrel’ in Bük

'Beware of the squirrel' in Bük, Hungary

This sign stands near a wood with high squirrel population in Bük. It happens to be that the depiction of a squirrel turns into the mascot for children at the nearby Bükfürdő spa. The name of this very special squirrel is Otto.

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Railway Stations

Budapest Keleti railway station

Facade of the Budapest Keleti railway station

The Budapest Keleti pályaudvar railway station (abbreviated as Keleti pu) is the most important of the three major international stations in Budapest. It was built between 1881 and 1884 by János Feketeházy (railway engineer) and Gyula Rochlitz (architect).

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Restaurants

Renaissance restaurant in Visegrád

Renaissance restaurant in Visegrád, HungaryThe Renaissance restaurant in Visegrád is actually a modern restaurant decorated in a medieval-like style. While listening to a lute player one can have a solid meal served in earthenware. Personally I loved the red cabbage I had with the deer stew.

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Castles

Royal palace of Visegrád

Inside the walls of the Royal Palace in Visegrád, Hungary

The first royal house on this site was built by King Charles I of Hungary in 14th century. In 15th century Matthias Corvinus had the palace complex reconstructed in late Gothic style. After the Ottoman Turks’ siege in 1544, the palace fell into ruins. Its excavation began in 1934 and continues today.

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Urban Walks

Photos of school classes in Sopron

Photos of school classes in Sopron, HungaryPhotos of school classes in Sopron, Hungary

An interesting detail one can often see in Hungary: Public viewed photos of school classes. Does anyone know if this tradition is limited to certain classes, e.g. senior years?

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Locomotives

Steam loco GySEV 324,1518 in Sopron

Steam locomotive GySEV 324,1518 in Sopron, Hungary

Steam locomotive GySEV 324,1518 was built in Budapest in 1910. Today it is a museum exhibit at the railway station of Sopron, Hungary

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Signs

Fun sign in Sopron, Hungary

Fun traffic sign in Sopron, Hungary

On my way from the city centre to the railway station of Sopron I came across this sign which showed me the direction to the station. I was really surprised about the design of the locomotive. What do you think? Is this an official sign?

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Murals Railway Stations

Interior design at Keleti Pu in Budapest

Interior design at the railway station Keleti Pu in Budapest, Hungary

While waiting for my train back to Vienna I had a look at the mural decorations in one of the halls of the railway station Keleti pályaudvar also known as Keleti pu. This station was built in the years 1881/84.

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Locomotives Museums Railways

Locomotive NkNb 1-3 (1882) in Budapest

Locomotive NkNb 1-3 (1882) at the Transport Museum in Budapest, Hungary

Steam locomotive NkNb 1-3 built in 1882 seen on the grounds of the Transport Museum of Budapest. The locomotive was originally built for the railroad Nagykikinda–Nagybecskerek and changed into an industrial locomotive for a chemistry work in Budapest later.

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Railway Stations

Strolling around a railway station

Amazing door near Keleti Pu, Budapest

Generally tourists tend to leave a railway station as quick as they can. They hurry down to the metro or they are looking for a cheap bus or a quick taxi in order to get to their hotel.

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Doors

Amazing door in Budapest

Amazing door near Keleti Pu, Budapest

On a walk around the quarter of the railway station Keleti Pu in Budapest I came across this amazing door. Quarters around railway stations are often worth a walk.