|View from behind|
St. Stephen's actual uncorrupted right hand is kept in the Basilica. Before he died, King Stephen clutched a rosary in his right hand, raised it and asked the Virgin Mary to watch over the Hungarian people. He died on the feast day, The Assumption of Mary in 1038. For several years, several miracles were attributed to him and when his tomb was reopened, it was discovered that his right hand was virtually intact and still had the rosary in it. His hand was removed and is now one of the greatest treasures in Europe. Most of his other bone relics have disappeared.
|Saw this car on the street with the passenger window cracked open and a small bucket taped inside the window.|
See the sign below and notice that it's in English.
|Also saw falconers but missed seeing their show|
|Happened to catch a changing of the guard outside this beautiful building, not sure what it was but the boys liked it.|
|OH - it's just the Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary!|
|Museum located next to the President's office|
|Buda castle at night |
(wish I had a better camera)
|Museum at night with Chain Bridge in foreground|
|When we arrived in Budapest, there was a festival going on in downtown. There were a couple of these vendors set-up cooking and serving traditional Hungarian food.|
What's that? Why yes, they do serve rooster testicle stew!
No, we didn't try any of it.
|St. Stephen's Basilica at night|
|Hungarian 'hamburger' - enormous bun with some type of meat patty|
|We ate at the Hard Rock Cafe in Budapest - the boys had real hamburgers. Sam has a carrot stick in one hand and his burger in the other hand.|
|Good morning 5:45am Miskolc - hence the blackout shades mentioned in a previous post|
|Love that this 'tough guy' on the playground is wearing a PINK sweatshirt with the words|
THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
|George and Chaba peddling their wares from the trunk of Chaba's car|
|Shot of the Avas Hill Cemetery, some headstones date to 1700's some to as recent as last year|
|Hungarian Parliment in Background|
St Stephen Basilica
|Porche with Drew and Sam|
|Sam and Drew, Texans Now|