February 23, 2008

Szechenyi Baths in City Park

This is my favorite of the Budapest mineral spas and it also happens to be the closest to me. Just a short ride on the underground from the Oktogon under Andrassy Blvd. you surface in front of this magnificent structure.
It was recently given a face-lift and a new coat of bright yellow paint (which, for some reason did not reflect well in my photos) and looks simply majestic. Today being my daughter's birthday, I simply wanted to show you something befitting a celebration.

10 comments:

marley said...

This is a gorgeous building. It is so striking. Your photos of it are great. Happy Birthday to your daughter :)

Janice Thomson said...

Isadora these buildings are spectacular! Thanks so much for showing these - such awesome architecture.
Happy Birthday to your daughter too.

Clueless in boston said...

Magnificent is the word to describe this building. I love the decorations and statuary on it. I wonder if it is ornate inside. I hope you were able to take pictures inside.

Happy Birthday to your daughter! And to you too!

Wanda said...

Isadora - So sorry I haven't been here for a while...so much going on in my life...but it getting better and things are slowing down.

I love these buildings. They are magnificent.

Thanks always for you comments on my blog..they are so welcome.

Lara said...

Happy birthday! Hope the day was great for you both!

Beantown Today said...

Beautiful! And congratulations on the birth of your daughter, and happy birthday to her.

dot said...

That building is certainly befitting a celebration! Hope she had a nice birthday.
Oh you really scared me for a minute when those penquins started wobbling around. I thought there was a bug on my screen!

alicesg said...

Wow, those buildings are all so beautiful. I love them for their lovely architectural designs. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Josy said...

Now that is celebratory! What fantastic architecture!


P.S. I love your 'feed the penguins' widget. I can't tell you how much time I just wasted with that ridiculously charming thing.

Neva said...

This is a beautiful building....happy belated birthday to your daughter!