Hungary’s magnificent Parliament building

I attended a reception in Hungary’s Parliament building tonight. It is a magnificent structure - constructed in a Gothic Revival style and completed in 1904 - that is the largest building in Hungary and the third largest parliament building in the world.

We didn’t get to see a lot of the inside (we entered through entrance No 7 and then walked upstairs to the Hunter's Hall overlooking the River Danube), but what we did see was very impressive. The photos below are of the grand staircase, the ceiling of the domed hall at the top of the stairs where the royal crown is on display, and the last picture is of the Hunter's Hall where our reception was held which had some large murals on the top half of the walls and the ceiling.

PS added 4 July: I replaced the first picture of the exterior of the Parliament House with a better ‘blue hour’ shot that I took tonight from a boat on the other side of the river.

Virtuosos work up a sweat in Budapest

“Flying's a wonderful thing”