Oldest subway on The Continent

Today we went on the oldest subway on the continent, Budapest yellow line.  It’s really old!!  The cars are yellow, just like the blue line cars are blue. Speaking of cars, when the doors open, they make this terrific crashing noise as they bang into their places, when they close, and to warn people not to get on any more, a red light turns on above the door and a loud buzzing starts.  It reminded me of some robotic emergency.  

Bye!

Restored subway platform

Hósök Tére station (Heroes’ Square)

Dad on the oldest subway on The Continent

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On the Danube

Hello again!!  I’m late again in writing and I’m NOT happy about it. [I’m also very very sorry.]   This post is going to be about a boat ride I took up and down the Danube River.  Here we go!!!!  On the trip, we saw both Buda and Pest.  We saw the Parliament [on the Pest side] and Buda Vár [on the Buda side].  Did I tell you how Buda and Pest were two different cities and then they became one?  Well, if I didn’t, I just did.  Back to the boat! [” back to the boat” is true, because we came back for a night cruise]  We also saw big hotels and such.  We also saw Margaret sziget [“sziget” is island in Hungarian], and there were lots and lots of other boats.  It was very, very cold; everyone bundled up in blankets.

Photo gallery again!

Parliament

Parliament at night

The Vár

The Vár at night

Margithíd

Lanchíd (Chain Bridge)

Sleeping me!

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In the labyrinth

Interesting and fun:  did you know that’s what history can be?  The historic labyrinth [which is made up of natural caves and man-made cellars] underneath the Buda Vár – the royal palace in Budapest – is full of prisons and fun history…  Like my reporter-ish style of writing?  Well, I went to the labyrinth and that’s exactly what it was.

Map of the labyrinth

Me in one of the tunnels

VERY interesting fact: Count Dracula was NOT a vampire and he went to prison in the labyrinth [for 12 years]!!  And I went into his cell!!!!!!!

A note about Dracula

Me and Dad in Dracula’s cell

There were also wax figures in scenes of a masquerade ball.

Wax figures

Old chimneys that go up and up are all over the place!

Bye bye!

P.S.  I’ll probably write again in a day or two; if more, sorry.

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