Budapest

The Danube River in a Budapest panoramic view captured in a foggy autumn night.

Budapest Panorama – along the Danube River in the autumn | Hungary

I wasn’t surprised to learn that the central area of Budapest that is situated along the Danube River is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. There are many remarkable buildings there, such as the Hungarian Parliament (you can see it, glittering on the picture) or the Fisherman’s Bastion. Another golden point which you can see in this photo is Saint Stephen Basilica.

The golden cupola shines over the St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest. With its central portrayal of God, it's a unique art piece in the heart of Hungary

Cupola of St. Stephen’s Basilica | Budapest, Hungary

Three times I had been now to Budapest, and all three times I found my accommodation to be right next to the St. Stephen’s Basilica. And on every of my visits I had at least a brief look into the basilica – and the golden cupola stuck in my mind. By the way: The person in the middle of the cupola is really supposed to be God! That seems pretty unique to me, do you know any other church in which you find a portrayal of God?