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September 16th, 2004 at 10:10 pm

St Stephen’s Day 2004

Posted in: General

We arrived in Budapest on St Stephen’s Day – a national holiday.
Crowds gathered along the Danube to watch an aerobatic competition involving small planes flying under bridges perilously close to the viewing public.
There was music. There was dancing. There were fireworks in the evening.
And all outside our hotel. What a perfect place from which to view the festivities in our mildly jet-lagged state!
A little too perfect perhaps.
I fell asleep.
In spite of the roar of the crowds outside the window.
In spite of the tantalisingly good view to be had of the fireworks.
In spite of the, apparently quite loud, fireworks display.
I was there but I missed it.
The photos were lovely, however, and I’ll put one up when I can find one.

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2 Responses to “St Stephen’s Day 2004”

  1. Miss Trish Says:

    That is the second time you have promised to put up a photo when you find it … Me thinks that a dedicated set of photo-montage entries will be in order soon! Otherwise, I’ll just come over to the ‘scray for the slide show!

  2. R.H. Says:

    I’m wondering if the statue of a soldier on a motorbike is still there. He’s just returned from the war and is being greeted by a few villagers. I’ve got a photo of it. Me and my own motorbike were briefly arrested in Budapest whilst trying to sleep in a park one night. But that was during the Soviet auspices. I guess it’s all changed now. Anyway, I like the photos you’ve posted.