This must be one of the narrowest alleys I have seen in Szentendre, Hungary.
The alley, which is paved by cobblestones, is located two blocks of housing and rises quite steeply too.
Don’t be misled by this picture, many alleys in Szentendre are beautiful and interesting.
Please see the second picture.
This is one of the most interesting churches in Budapest.
The church ceiling is ornate, with lots of details.
here is an introduction of its architecture in Wikipedia:
The church is named after Saint Stephen I of Hungary, the first King of Hungary (c. 975–1038), whose “incorruptible” right hand is said to be housed in the reliquary.
This is the most important church building in Hungary, one of the most significant tourist attractions and the third highest church in Hungary.
Equal with the Hungarian Parliament Bulding, it is one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest at 96 metres (315 ft) – this equation symbolises that worldly and spiritual thinking have the same importance. According to current regulations there cannot be taller building in Budapest than 96 metres (315 ft). It has a width of 55 metres (180 ft), and length of 87.4 metres (287 ft). It was completed in 1905 after 54 years of construction, according to the plans of Miklos Ybl, and was completed by József Kauser. 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 Neo-Classical; it has a Greek cross ground plan. The facade is anchored by two large bell towers. In the southern tower is Hungary’s biggest bell, weighing over 9 tonnes (8.9 long tons; 9.9 short tons). Its predecessor had a weight of almost 8 tonnes (7.9 long tons; 8.8 short tons), but it was used for military purposes during World War II. Visitors may access the dome by elevators or by climbing 364 stairs for a 360° view overlooking Budapest.
At first, the building was supposed to be named after Saint Leopold, the patron saint of Austria, but the plan was changed in the very last minute, so it became St. Stephen’s Basilica.
This picture was taken in Szentendre, Hungary.
As there were no signs, maybe only a notice in Hungarian, that photography was not allowed, I foolishly took this image.
Only to be warned by the staff there.
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In our travel planning, we thought we were going to the thermal baths of Szechenyi, Budapest.
But in the end, not all of us would like to have spas there and we ended up just visiting the place.
I particularly like the interior of the dome structure. There was a lot of symmetry in the design.
Must be an engineering feat at the time it was built.