Overlooking The Danube to the Parliament Building
Széchenyi Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool

It may not look like it from these photos, but it was 31° in Budapest, capital city of Hungary.

Heroes’ Square

Central European countries, being landlocked and far from the ocean, had extremely cold winters and hot summers  The best times to visit were spring and autumn. It was early June but temperatures in the the months of July and August often reached 40°.

We had a guide to show us around the city.  There was seemed to be a huge amount of beautiful public buildings – theatres, opera houses, monuments, museums, statues and art galleries, as well as castles and government buildings.  An enormous sports stadium was under construction.  Tourism was an important source of income.

 This Canal Became An Ice Skating Park In the Winter

Supper at Menza
Tree Lined Avenues With Wide Pavements