Jesse and I enjoyed an afternoon in Budapest last Saturday. Our train from Debrecen deposited us at Keleti Station, and we had four hours until the next train left for Bratislava. This was just enough time to have lunch and stroll through City Park. (Being history fanatics, we also squeezed in a visit to a museum.)
The park was full of people relaxing and dogs chasing after sticks. Leaves blanketed the ground in golden orange. I find Jesse’s coppery hair to be most stunning at this time of year! He fits right in with the autumnal color palette.
In the park, we found a statue of Anonymous. The name of this famous twelfth-century chronicler is unknown, but he wrote the first surviving work on the ancient Hungarians. Touching his pen brings good luck. He is quite a popular fellow. Tourists (like myself) enjoy posing with him.
Anonymous sits in front of Vajdahunyad Castle, which is a faux-castle constructed at the end of the nineteenth century.
An amalgam of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture, it also houses the Agricultural Museum.
The Gothic section is based on a real castle in Transylvania.