Archive for October, 2006


East West Business Center Budapest

Posted in Budapest Business by arpiboy on October 31st, 2006

East West Business Center Budapest
East West Business Center Budapest

The business center is situated in Budapest downtown at the crossing of the Rakoczi street, Kossuth Lajos street and the Museum boulevard (kiskorut). This place is the Astoria got the name from the Astoria Hotel Budapest opposite to the East West Business Center.

The business center was the first one – after the communist era has gone – in Budapest and in Hungary too. It has built in 1991.

H-1088 Budapest, Rakoczi street 1-3.


Statue Park Budapest

Posted in Museums in Budapest by arpiboy on October 30th, 2006

Statue Park HungaryStatue Park Budapest is a special historical museum outside of Budapest downtown and close to the city of Erd.
You can see communist statues form the past of the history of Hungary and the Hungarian communist era, dictatorship.
You’ll sell communist statues like Marx, Engels, Lenin and other Soviet “heroes”, soldiers, dictators.
The museum is open every day from 10 am to sunset.
For more info you can visit the official site of the Statue Park Budapest here: www.szoborpark.hu

Statue Park Budapest
The main entrance of the Statue Park Budapest.
How to get to the Statue Park Budapest?

By car if you have a rental one just find the road number 7 on the Buda side of the Capital City the direction is Lake Balaton. When you pass the border of Budapest you’ll find the Statue Park on the right side of the road about 5 miles. (South Buda cornef of Balatoni street and Szabadka street)

By Volanbus (autobus) from the Etele Square bus station with a yellow bus the direction is Erd city through Diosd (village).
Important you can go to Erd on a different way with another yellow bus from Etele square do not take the bus to Erd on the M7 highway, that is wrong if you wanna go to the Statue Park Hungary, take the Diosd way only!
The trip takes about 10-15 minutes long, possibly the bus driver will help you and remind you at the right stop. Ask him to say something, maybe he speaks some English.

The easiest way to get to the Statue Park by cab (not only yellow cab) in Hungary only some of the are yellow.

This is the most expensive way. There is a lot of cabs in the city of Budapest. An advice if you want to pay less do not catch a cab on the street call one from the cab (taxi) company like www.fotaxi.hu If you get a cab on the street in Budapest better before he starts to go there arrange the exact price this way he won’t cheat on you!

Direct bus from Budapest downtown Deak Ferenc square subway station every day 11 am (in July and August even 3 pm).

Prices for the entrance ticket only HUF 600, direct bus plus entrance ticket is HUF 2400. If you have Budapest Card you have the discounted HUF 1950 price.
If you need the direct bus and the ticket and English guiding it’ll cost HUF 4450.
If you do not know anything or just something about communism how bad it was this excursion is a good way to find something out it. Visit the Statue Park Budapest.


MAV Hungarian Railway Timetable

Posted in Budapest Info by arpiboy on October 30th, 2006

For more info about the Hungarian railway lines and timetabe there is a good Hungarian English and German site with up to date railway timetable. You can easily select from any Hungarian destination and you’ll get all the data you need for your travel inside Hungary.

On the Elvira site you’ll find railway station information, fare info and European timetable for railways.
MAV (Magyar Allam Vasutak) Hungaian State Railways

The site name is: www.elvira.hu


Volanbus Timetable

Posted in Budapest Info by arpiboy on October 30th, 2006

You can find Volanbus or short Volan autobus timetable for Hungarian destinations here: http://www.menetrendek.hu/cgi-bin/menetrend/html.cgi

If you are looking for international Volanbus lines, destinations and timetable check out here: http://www.volan.hu/nemzetkozibusz.html

The only problem the information available in Hungarian only.


Western Railway Station – Nyugati Palyaudvar

Posted in Budapest Photos by arpiboy on October 28th, 2006

Nyugati Palyaudvar
The building of the Western Railway Station Budapest (Nyugati Palyaudvar) at the Nyugati square (ter) Budapest. The old name of the square was Marx square.


Budapest City Guide

Posted in Budapest Info by arpiboy on October 27th, 2006

Budapest city guide brochure
Budapest City Guide is a free English brochure for tourists with color 55 pages.

The guide is from the Tourism Office of Budapest. For more info about it you can visit the official site at www.budapestinfo.hu
Budapest City Guide contains a lot of information about Budapest transportation, museums, churches, sights, sightseeing, music, theatre, events, medical, bath, caves, restaurants, entertainment, hotels, maps and beyond Budapest. I use information out of the Budapest City Guide time to time.


Parliament Budapest Photo

Posted in Night Photos by arpiboy on October 26th, 2006

Parliament Budapest Hungary by night
This is a special night photo about the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest. During the 50 th anniversary of 1956. At night you could see Parliament in red, white, green colors.


Budapest Riot – Budapest Protest

Posted in Budapest Articles by arpiboy on October 25th, 2006

During the 2006 October 23. Budapest Revolution Anniversary events there were some riots in Budapest streets. The first thing was some protesters stole a tank used in the 1956 revolution. The tank was on the street from a museum for the anniversary event. The tank driver was an old man who could drive the tank. Fortunately the tank has only minimal fuel so he could drive it for only 200 meters far.
The police arrested him and the other riots started to “demonstrate”. The policemen had to use tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse crowds of rioters on the street.

This happened on the Deak Ferenc square. I just go up from the subway and saw this battle of policemen and rioters. I hardly take a breath because of the tear gas in the subway station.
Deak square Budapest Demonstration
After this I went to the direction of the Astoria.

Astoria Budapest
At the Astoria (it is a crossing in Budapest and the name of the Astoria Hotel there) a big counter party event held by the FIDESZ many people there. After a while the event started to disperse and started to transform a Budapest riot demonstration against the MSZP and Ferenc Gyurcsany Prime Minister of Hungary.

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Tear gas in the air at Ferenciek tere Budapest.

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Some more tear gas from the police
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Budapest Riot
At the Ferenciek tere some rioters started to raise a barricade on the street.
barricade
Stuff for the barricade from a building reconstruction.
the mob building the barricade
The guy was wearing ski glasses against the tear gas
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The barricade was done on the Ferenciek sqare
Ferenciek Square is situated on the Pest bank of the Danube near to the Elizabeth Bridge, the bridge was closed from traffic.

RTL Klub Budapest TV
The reporter of the RTL Klub at the demonstration (one of the big commercial TV channel in Hungary)
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Motor riders on the Elizabeth Bridge

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policemen Budapest
The group of policemen on the Nyugati square in front of the Western Railway Station (Nyugati palyaudvar)

Rakoczi street Budapest
There were other brutal destruction in Budapest by rioters on the Blaha Lujza square and the Rakoczi street.

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barricade on the Erzsebet hid
The rioters started to raise a barricade on the other side of the Elizabeth Bridge to block the way from the other group of policemen coming from the other side.

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ambulance car

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Hir TV Budapest

Google earth image Budapest
A Google Earth image about the scenes of the above Budapest night photos.

Budapest Riot – Budapest Demonstration


Budapest 1956 Revolution 50th Anniversary

Posted in Budapest Tours by arpiboy on October 24th, 2006

The Andrassy boulevard (ut) was the other place of the 50th anniversary of the Budapest revolution of 1956. Andrassy Street is a 2 kilometers long street in Budapest from the Deak Ferenc ter to the Heroes Square in the middle of it there is the Octagon (Oktogon).

Just to understand what was this event all about. 23 of October is one of the biggest national holiday in Hungary. 50 years ago the Hungarians tried to wipe out the communism and Soviet dictatorship from Hungary, but they’ve failed. They did not get any help from USA or other Western European nations. So we had to wait up to 1998 to do so.
Just imagine the suppression in the communism there were no rights to the citizens to speak and do things freely or just go to Western Europe for holiday. We had to wait years to buy a new paper car called Trabant and made in the DDR Eastern Germany.

But the Hungarians wanted to be free and we were the first old country in the socialism who quit from Russia (Soviet Union) and the other eastern block countries followed us. Maybe you see the movies called “The Wall” about the Berlin Wall you can get the picture over it.

So the event was held over a distance of several hundred meters, starting from the Oktogon in the direction of Heroes’ Square.

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The 1956 numbers from candles on the street at the Oktogon.

chajka csajka car
Chajka old soviet limousine car

Chajka Soviet car
Chajka inside
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Like in the real world. Here with actors and actress
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Soldiers. Like a sculpture, they were alive but did not move.
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A tank from the past on the Andrassy boulevard
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Wall of the Heroes at the House of Terror Museum
Budapest 1956 Revolution events


Budapest 1956 Revolution Tour

Posted in Budapest Tours by arpiboy on October 24th, 2006

1956 Revolution Tour Budapest in 2006. 22 of October

I’d like to give you some insight of the Budapest 1956 Revolution 50Th anniversary events in Budapest Hungary. There more than one places where the events held.
The Corvin koz and behind the Corvin cinema there was an Open Museum (Nyitott muzeum) on the Kisfaludy street.

Open Museum Budapest
Open Museum Budapest (Nyitott muzeum) behind the Corvin Cinema.
Budapest cannon

Fireman

Machine gun

Machine Gun from the revolt
old car

police car

Old police car

revolution car 1956

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tank on the strret

You could see some old tanks and cannons from the 1956 revolt Budapest. The children were playing on them.

revolutioner guy

tank 1956

speaker on the tank

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soldier statue


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