In Budapest, I love...

I just spent seven months living on Veres Palne Utca in Budapest, two blocks from the Danube. These are some of my favorite discoveries.
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The Museum of Applied Arts. So wild and so beautiful. Art Nouveau at its most exuberant.

The Museum of Applied Arts. So wild and so beautiful. Art Nouveau at its most exuberant.

Cafe Kor. Grilled goose liver. That's all I need to say about it.

Cafe Kor. Grilled goose liver. That's all I need to say about it.

The shoe memorial reminds us of the Budapest Jews shot and thrown into the Danube by the Hungarian Arrow Cross (allies of the Nazis) in 1945.

The shoe memorial reminds us of the Budapest Jews shot and thrown into the Danube by the Hungarian Arrow Cross (allies of the Nazis) in 1945.

Cafe Gerloczy. My favorite place to sit with a coffee and write.

Cafe Gerloczy. My favorite place to sit with a coffee and write.

Astoria intersection, with the stairs to the subway station below, Hotel Astoria on the corner. 1972

Astoria intersection, with the stairs to the subway station below, Hotel Astoria on the corner. 1972

Brody House Hotel. So nice, so stylish.

Brody House Hotel. So nice, so stylish.

Jeg Bufe for pastries and coffee. I never visited Budapest during the Socialist period, but I hear that this place gives you a sense of stepping back to that time.

Jeg Bufe for pastries and coffee. I never visited Budapest during the Socialist period, but I hear that this place gives you a sense of stepping back to that time.

Muzsikalendárium

Muzsikalendárium

The Hungarian Clap. Not what you're thinking. The Hungarian Clap is their version of the standing ovation. http://www.xpatloop.com/news/73050?utm_medium=referral_source=t.co

The Hungarian Clap. Not what you're thinking. The Hungarian Clap is their version of the standing ovation. http://www.xpatloop.com/news/73050?utm_medium=referral_source=t.co

Public transportation. Reliable, convenient, cheap, safe. Better than New York. Really.

Public transportation. Reliable, convenient, cheap, safe. Better than New York. Really.


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the bridges. Okay, so the Danube is NOT blue, but I never heard anyone complaining.

the bridges. Okay, so the Danube is NOT blue, but I never heard anyone complaining.

Brody House Hotel. So nice, so stylish.

Brody House Hotel. So nice, so stylish.

Cafe Kor restaurant in Budapest Cafe Kör

Cafe Kor restaurant in Budapest Cafe Kör

Saturday morning concerts at the Franz Liszt Memorial House. Tickets cost about five dollars. The music is exquisite.

Saturday morning concerts at the Franz Liszt Memorial House. Tickets cost about five dollars. The music is exquisite.

Permanent exhibition - Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre

Permanent exhibition - Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre

Former anti-Semitic Hungarian leader now keeps Shabbat - Jewish World News

Former anti-Semitic Hungarian leader now keeps Shabbat - Jewish World News

Clockwise from top right: Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic 1n 2010; the violinist Isaac Stern, left, with George Szell, conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, in 1962; Leonard Bernstein with the New York Philharmonic in 1969; Eugene Ormandy of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the 1940s; and Riccardo Muti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra last year. By JAMES R. OESTREICH

The Big Five Orchestras No Longer Add Up

Clockwise from top right: Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic 1n 2010; the violinist Isaac Stern, left, with George Szell, conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, in 1962; Leonard Bernstein with the New York Philharmonic in 1969; Eugene Ormandy of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the 1940s; and Riccardo Muti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra last year. By JAMES R. OESTREICH

Exactly how I greet the world every day.  Hello, imaginary life! #MaryTylerMoore

Exactly how I greet the world every day. Hello, imaginary life! #MaryTylerMoore

Ivan Fischer’s Opera ‘The Red Heifer’ Addresses Prejudice - NYTimes.com

Ivan Fischer’s Opera ‘The Red Heifer’ Addresses Prejudice - NYTimes.com

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau Architecture

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau Architecture

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