Shoes on the Danube

Sixty pair of shoes, made of cast iron, sit on the bank of the Danube River just below the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest.   The shoes are old fashioned, all different styles, from all walks of life, worn by men, women and children from the 1940's. The shoes are a memorial to the thousands of … Continue reading Shoes on the Danube

Heroes’ Square

One of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary is the Heroes' Square.  A massive open space, dominated by a centerpiece of statues honoring national leaders in Hungary's history, and also the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. At the top of the column is the Archangel Gabriel holding the Hungarian Holy Crown.  At the … Continue reading Heroes’ Square