Friday, July 22, 2016

Five on Friday

I missed last weeks Five on Friday, we were traveling, and I almost never blog or write when we're away from home.  We traveled to Budapest, Hungary and from there to London, England. Hit them both in the middle of a heatwave, it was 99º on one day, just what we needed after the summer we've been having here.  We thought London would saved us, but it was very warm and muggy there too.  It always feels so much warmer in a city.
Great trip though and I'll share a few highlights for my Five.

First:  We loved walking along the Danube River.  There was a pedestrian friendly walkway that went forever and was dotted with  open air restaurants and bronze statues.











Second:  There were many beautiful bridges
crossing the Danube, our favorites were  the Chain Bridge (Szchenyi Bridge) and the Liberty Bridge built for the Millennium  World Exhibit in 1897 and is the shortest of the bridges over the Danube.


The Chain Bridge





Liberty Bridge



Third:  The view from our hotel room.  Day or night it was beautiful and we kept the curtains open at night so we could see the lights.






Fourth:  Is the view of London from the air.  It's been a long time since we flew to London from the continent and got this view of London.  Coming in from the States you land before reaching London.  If you look closely you can see the London Eye.




Fifth:  I've finally come to terms with London's new skyline.  When I first started seeing the new skyscrapers I hated them and thought they were an abomination.  But I've changed my mind, modern as they are they fit London.  It's such an energetic city.  Every where you look there are cranes with more and more building going on.  And somehow the new, strange as some of it is, fits in with the old.



That's my Five, do visit Amy at Love Made My Home and check out the other bloggers who participate in Five on Friday.




30 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had an awesome time in spite of the heat. London is always such a treat to visit! I've never been to Budapest. The bridges would be fun to walk over. I hope you are recovering from the inevitable jet lag. :-)

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  2. I am glad you had such a good time in spite of the humid weather - we have all been suffering here, although at last today there is a cooler breeze.
    I am familiar of course with the London shots, but so interested in the Danube ones because we are thinking of doing a river cruise starting in Budapest next Spring. I must say it looks a delight. This year we did a cruise from Amsterdam to Antwerp and really enjoyed it so much.

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    1. We saw a lot of the river cruise boats tied up near our hotel. Looks like a great place to cruise. We really thought Budapest was beautiful.

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  3. You certainly packed a lot into your trip to Budapest, we were there in May and seeing your photos reminded me what a great capital city it is to visit.

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  4. Wonderful photos of your amazing trip. Happy you are home safe! Pat xx

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  5. Wonderful shots coming into London, whenever we fly we fly in/out of Manchester so never see that sight. Sounds like a great trip.

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  6. Yes I agree I love londons skyline too, especially walking by the river. What a fabulous view you had in Budapest. A city I would love to visit. Obviously the weather knew you liked it warm and didn't want to diasappoint! Have a good weekend. B x

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  7. My goal for next summer is to take the girls and myself on our first ever trip to Europe.

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  8. what a great vacation! i enjoyed the photos!

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  9. Wow, it seems, you had a wonderful travel.
    Most I like the statues in #2 and 3, they are so lovely.
    Gretings from Europe :)

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  10. I've enjoyed seeing a selection of photos taken during your trip. The night time views from your hotel in Budapest are wonderful.

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  11. Budapest looks wonderul, I love the bridges and statues. The London skyline is quite inspiring:)

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  12. I had lunch with a friend who had just returned from Budapest. She said that she cried on leaving and has plans to go back for an extended visit. It sounds just beautiful. I like your bridge photos!

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  13. I had lunch with a friend who had just returned from Budapest. She said that she cried on leaving and has plans to go back for an extended visit. It sounds just beautiful. I like your bridge photos!

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  14. Budapest looks a beautiful place to visit. The walkway looks fascinating and I love the bronzes. That's a great photo of London from the air.

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  15. Oh I love a trip to London and yours looks great, we don't do any sort of extremes in weather well though, our air conditioning is as flaky as our heating systems ha! Now Budapest is somewhere on my bucket list and your pictures make me long to go even more! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely weekend xx

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  16. Oh, dear, sounds as if you hit at least one of the 2 hot days we've had this summer! Back to the "new normal" now, if you are still here - rainy and chilly. I had to go to Piccadilly Circus on that hottest day and I found it intolerable. COnsidering I used to put up with the heat of Malta all summer and not care, I wonder at how I've become so sensitive to heat now.

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  17. The heat is following you! It's passing now and not nearly as warm. You sure did manage to cram a lot in. Looks like you had fun x

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  18. I loved seeing some of the photos of your trip Janet! For just a moment traveling vicariously through you. ;) I have been to some parts of Europe, but would really love to go to England one day!!

    We have had crazy hot temps here in the northwoods too. Sending you nice cool thoughts. Blessings on your weekend. xoxo

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  19. thanks for sharing your trip with us. Hoping to hear and see more of it soon. I'm curious how you go about finding hotels and such? Do you book through a travel agent or strike out on your own? Hoping you will share your ideas with us.

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  20. It certainly looks like a great place to walk--you would never get bored!

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  21. Some lovely shots, thanks for sharing. I particularly like ... well everything really :)

    Diana

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  22. What a wonderful trip you made ! i have not yet been in Budapest, but London I know very well because it is so near to Brussels, 2 h with the Eurostar !

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  23. Thank you for this beautiful prictures of my favorite citys in europe. We travel to Budapest in August. I'm really can't wait to walk around the streets.
    have a nice day
    gusta

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  24. It is rather boiling over here! Phew!! Glad you enjoyed your trip though.

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  25. Just lovely photo's ...
    Yes, the heat in the UK has been quite ridiculous!!!

    But you did have a fantastic trip.

    All the best Jan

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  26. What a wonderful trip. Your photos are so lovely. Sorry about the heat. Hope you are having a nice weekend.

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  27. I am so envious. I want to see the bridges and I want to eat that dinner on the cruise and I want to see London again and I want the energy to do all that you do in one day. I even want to be able to swim so I can go in the pool. Keep it up! And tell us about it. I love hearing about all the excitement.

    By the way, are you in the Jane Austen Letter Writing Society? I see that you are Marianne Dashwood.

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    1. I'm not in the Letter Writing Society, don't believe I've ever heard of it.

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  28. Great photos of your great trip. Seeing this my travel feaver is rising :) Enjoy your new week and remember to relax and take it easy too:)

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