Friday, February 22, 2008

Budapest - Hungary

Royal Palace, Elisabeth Bridge, Matthias' Fountain and the "Buzogány" Tower.

"St Stephen's Basilica it is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose mummified fist is housed in the reliquary.
Along with the Hungarian Parliament Building, it is the tallest building of Budapest (96 m). It has a width of 55 meters, and its length is 87,4 meters. It was completed in 1905 after 54 years of construction. Much of this delay can be attributed to the collapse of the dome in 1868 which required complete demolition of the completed works and rebuilding from the ground up.
The architectural style is neoclassical and the interior is laid out in Greek cross." -
in: wikipedia. Both cards were sent by Edina "apoletta".

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