Budapest is the capital of Hungary

Hungary is located in the Central of Europe. In 1990 after the socialist era, Hungary began to improve. Budapest has a very old history and had many pain from this. Hungary joined to the Europian Union in 2004. Budapest is my home town, that’s video I made from my pictures

Budapest straddles a gentle curve in the Danube, with the Buda Hills to the west and what is essentially the start of the Great Plain to the east. With parks brimming with attractions, museums filled with treasures, pleasure boats sailing up and down the scenic Danube Bend, Turkish-era thermal baths belching steam and a nightlife throbbing until dawn most nights, the Hungarian capital is one of the Continent’s most delightful and fun cities. And the human legacy is just as remarkable as Mother Nature’s. Architecturally, Budapest is a gem, with a wealth of baroque, neoclassical, Eclectic and Art Nouveau (or Secessionist) buildings. Overall it has a fin-de-siècle feel to it, for it was then, during the industrial boom and the capital’s ‘golden age’ in the late 19th century, that most of what you see today was built. In some places, particularly along the Nagykörút (Big Ring Road) and up broad Andrássy avenue to the sprawling Városliget (City Park), Budapest’s sobriquet ‘the Paris of Central Europe’ is well deserved. Nearly every building has some interesting detail, from Art Nouveau glazed tiles and neoclassical bas-reliefs to bullet holes and shrapnel scorings left from WWII and the 1956 Uprising. At times, Budapest’s scars are not very well hidden. Over the years, industrial and automobile pollution has exacerbated the decay, but in recent years the rebuilding and renovations have been nothing short of astonishing. Indeed, some people think the city is tidying itself up a bit too quickly. Yet Budapest remains – and will always stay – Hungarian: exotic, sometimes inscrutable, often passionate, with its feet firmly planted in Europe but with a glance every now and then eastward to the spawning grounds of its people. Budapest is fabulous, romantic and exciting at any time, but especially so just after dusk in spring and summer when Castle Hill is bathed in a warm yellow light. Stroll along the Duna korzó, the riverside embankment on the Pest side, or across any of the bridges past young couples embracing passionately. It’s then that you’ll feel the romance of a place that, despite all attempts – from both within and without – to destroy it, has never died.

House of Parlament the millennial celebrations of 1896 approached, the nation’s demand for representation channelled the conception of a unique Parliament building. The Palace of Westminster in part inspired the design, but a well-known Hungarian architect, Imre Steindl, laid out the plans in their entirety. The building stretches 268 meters in its length, along the Danube embankment. Ornamented with white neo-gothic turrets and arches, it forms the most outstanding landmark of the Pest side horizon. Statues of Hungarian monarchs and military commanders decorate the outer walls. The unique interior design includes huge halls, over 12,5 miles of corridors, a 96-meter high central dome, and 691 rooms.

Margaret Island Despite its central location, Margaret Island is extremely peaceful. In summer, it is popular with the locals who come here to relax. Rent a bicycle, jog, swim in one of two pools, throw a Frisbee or just stroll around. This was originally a religious centre. The ruins of St Margaret’s Dominican nunnery are on the east side near the ruins of a Franciscan church.

The Fishermen’s Bastion was designed by Frigyes Schulek and was built in 1905. The “building” is made up of seven towers – each one symbolising the seven Magyar tribes that came to Hungary in 896. The towers are a bit fairytale like, but still, they somehow fit together with the Mathias Church behind them. The area directly behind the church housed a fish market during medieval times – the name of the Bastion comes from here. During the 18th century, the Guild of Fisherman are also said to have been defending this part of the Castle wall. The Bastion offers great view of the Parliament and of the northern Pest side of the city.

Matthias Church dominates the famous Bastion. Its official name is the Church of Our Lady, and it was built between the 13th and the 15th centuries. Its name comes from King Matthias, who got married here twice and was the main donor. During its long history it was for some time a Mosque and a Jesuits’ Church. Inside the church you can also admire some interesting collections of goldsmiths’ masterpieces, stones and relics.

Heroes’ Square The Millennium Monument of Heroes’ Square was build for the Hungarian Millennium in 1896 to commemorate 1000 years of Hungarian history (the Magyar tribes conquered the Carpathian Basin in 896). The Square itself with the Museum of Fine Arts on one side and the Palace of Arts on the other is one of the most impressive open spaces in Budapest. In the centre you can see a 36 meter high column with the Archangel Gabriel and equestrian statues of the 7 Hungarian chiefs who actually conquered the territory (Árpád, Előd, Ond, Kond, Tas, Huba, Töhötöm namely. The stone block in front of the column is the Heroes Monument. The 2 part colonnade in the back shows in chronological order the rulers, kings and princes of Hungary. Behind the square you will find the City Park, with lots of recreation possibilities.

City Park, Budapest The park is dominated by the Vajdahunyad Castle – originally built for the 1896 millennium celebrations – which represents every style of Hungarian architecture. In summer, there is a lake for boating, which in winter is turned into a huge and very popular skating rink. It also houses the Museum of Agriculture , the Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden , the Szechenyi Baths and a statue of George Washington. This was erected to thank America for taking in so many Hungarian immigrants in the early twentieth century.

1000 year-old royal castle shaped by warfare

Corfe Castle is dramatic breathtaking monument in the Purbeck Hills, county of Dorset, England, more information here

Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates back to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage. The first phase was one of the earliest castles in England to be built using stone when the majority were built with earth and timber. Corfe Castle underwent major structural changes in the 12th and 13th centuries.

In 1572, Corfe Castle left the Crown’s control when Elizabeth I sold it to Sir Christopher Hatton. Sir John Bankes bought the castle in 1635, and was the owner during the English Civil War. His wife, Lady Mary Bankes, led the defence of the castle when it was twice besieged by Parliamentarian forces. The first siege, in 1643, was unsuccessful, but by 1645 Corfe was one of the last remaining royalist strongholds in southern England and fell to a siege ending in an assault. In March that year Corfe Castle was demolished on Parliament’s orders. Owned by the National Trust, the castle is open to the public and in 2010 received around 190,000 visitors. It is protected as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.                                                                                                                                           source Wikipedia

The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight, is a county and the largest island of England, located in the English Channel, on average about 3 to 5 mi (5 to 8 km) off the coast of Hampshire. We visited in Carisbrooke Castle, Amazon World Zoo Park, The Needles, Coloured sand cliffs.

Carisbrooke Castle King Charles 1 was imprisoned here for the last year of his life and tried unsuccessfully to escape at least twice. Walking round and enjoying the view and a tearoom in the Castle.

Amazon World Zoo Park A large selection of Tropical Birds and animals/insects and some reptiles within this Amazon Rainforest attraction with a difference. Birds everywhere and more animals too.

The Needles is a row of three distinctive stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, UK, close to Alum Bay. The Needles Lighthouse stands at the end of the formation. Built in 1859, it has been automated since 1994. The formation takes its name from a fourth needle-shaped pillar called Lot’s Wife that collapsed in a storm in 1764. The remaining rocks are not at all needle-like, but the name has stuck. The Needles were featured on the 2005 TV programme Seven Natural Wonders as one of the wonders of Southern England. You can go near to them with boath.

Coloured sand cliffs Alum Bay is a bay near the westernmost point of the Isle of Wight, England, within sight of the Needles. Of geological interest and a tourist attraction, the bay is noted for its multi-coloured sand cliffs. Alum Bay is the location of a classic sequence of Eocene beds of soft sands and clays, separated by an unconformity from the underlying Cretaceous Chalk Formation that forms the adjoining headland of West High Down. Due to geological folding of the Alpine orogeny, the strata in the main section of the bay are vertical, with younger rocks to the west. The sands are coloured due to oxidised iron compounds formed under different conditions Alum Bay sand includes extremely pure white silica, which was once extracted for glass and pottery manufacture. We are went down for natural coloured sand with chairlift and walked back up, that’s was very good experience and a view unforgettable.

When you there you can use public transport or hire the car. 

Stonehenge

In a sunny summer day we visited in Stonehenge, that wasn’t on 20-21 June. The stones atmosphere unforgettable. I taken pictures of them and I put it together for video below. The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a co-listing with Avebury Henge. It is a national legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage, while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.

Sthonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stons set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age munuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds. The Stonehenge that we see today is the final stage that was completed about 3500 years ago.

The First Stage, Stonehenge was a large earthwork of Henge, probalbly built around 3100 BC.

The Second Stage, the arrival of the Bluestones, this stage most dramatic of Stonehenge, around 2150 BC some 82 bluestones from south-west Wales were transported to the site, some weighing 4 tonnes each,this astonishing journey covers nearly 240 miles. These stones were set up in the centre to form an incomplete double cirle.

The third stage of Stonehenge, about 2000 BC, the arrival of the Sarsen stones, which were almost brought from near about 25 miles. The largest of the Sarsen stones transported to Stonehenge weigh 50 tonnes. These were arranged in an outer circle with a continuous run of lintels. Inside the circle, five trilithons were placed in a horseshoe arrangement, whose remains we can still see today.

The final stage took place soon after 1500 BC when the bluestones were rearranged in the horseshoe and circle that we see today. The original number of stones in the bluestone circle was probably around 60, these have long since been removed or broken up. Some remain only as stumps below ground level.

 

What success means to you?

– the opposite of failure
– achievement of a goal/s
– a level of social status
– money
– or…?

for your successful life need your thoughts, beliefs, habits, priorities, values, decisions, lifestyles, strategies, system (yes, everyone has a system just not sure everyone happy how working own system), … that’s together give a successful results with your action, doesn’t matter how big is that. Sometimes we are on autopilot, we doing what we can without any ideas why are we doing that. When we can realize on autopilot, then need to find a way how to help we can achieve our goals. Are you heard of it we have inner and outer game and how working both together? If doesn’t work you know why I asking you, please watch this video below and give some answer for you.

 

Can you answering for that questions:
What is going on in your outer world?
What is going on in your inner world?
What can you change in your outside world?
What can you change in your inner world?
How do you want to be in this situation?

Positive change in your life

Your life is reflection of your thoughts, you has thoughts every day, every hour, every minute in your life, and you can think about anything – health, money, life, relationship, and you can think about your past / present / future and…


Sometimes we can realize our thoughts and beliefs, sometimes we couldn’t, and they are can be different. Different beliefs probably give different results and then we have a challenges find the way how we get what we want. “Your mind responds automatically to something that’s both simpler and more powerful than statements.” Everyone deserve healthy, wealthy, good life 🙂

What does abundance mean to you?

Everyone deserve abundant lifestyle, because we can have it everything in our life, health, money, time, wealth and what you wish. Abundance relates to health, money, love, success, prosperity, joy, freedom, wealth and more… Abundance meaning probably different for everyone, this is come from our life experience. Everyone can have abundant life, just need find your way and need to know what do you want in your life. Are you feel the abundance all around you in your life? You having time with your family and friends when you want to? Do you have time for that? Do you have plenty money? Are you happy with your lifestyle? If you are not sure about that, need find how you can have it what you want in your life.

You can choose your lifestyle and you can change it that.