Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Hilton Budapest Hotel - Castle distirict

Entrance
view from room

Perfect hotel in Buda. This is,'t the first time that I was placed in it. I was here seven years ago and it's equally beautiful and perfect today as it was then. The rooms are exceptional, I had a view of Pest and Fishemrmen's bastion, beautiful. And what to say about neatness and cleanliness, service, stuff..... great. Breakfast is excellent, the staff extremely friendly ... I have no complaints, I am writing this just to persuade you to choose this hotel when you decide to go to Budapest. Perfect!




room

coffee and tea
bathroom

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Sokol grad - Sokol Tower


This fort found itself under Dubrovnik rule in 1420 and was immediately submitted to further construction – rebuilding of certain parts, strengthening of others, arming and general maintenance. This fort survived unscathed the big earthquake of 1667. It is not mentioned in the 1672 archives as a military complex and it was probably abandoned around that time. As was customary in the region, the locals used the stones of the fort to build their homes and smaller walls, so Fort Sokol was heavily deconstructed. The ruins of the fort have been placed under state protection and are maintained in their present condition. This is a bit information I collected and I actually I don't know almost anything about this valuable monument. It was restored and opened to visitors last year.


The first nice, and not too hot, day I chose to visit it and I'm really glad I did it. This is admirable!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Rome - part 6


this photo is from wikipedia, this is how it looks like in her beauty

Trevi Fountain - Fontana di Trevi

Fountain in reconstraction
Rome is a city of fountains, there are about 280 but Trevi Fountain is the queen of all the Roman fountains!
It became world famous for the film "La Dolce Vita", when a Swedish actress and very beautiful woman Anita Ekberg jumped into the fountain and called Marcello Mastroianni to join her :).
Fountain was built in the 18th century by order of Pope Clement XII, although  in simpler form at the same place it existed in the 15th century.  The Trevi Fountain is situate at the end of the Aqua Virgo, an aqueduct
constructed in 19 year BC.
The aqueduct brings water all the way from Salone Springs, which are located 21 km  form Rome. Many tourists gather around the fountain for the customs of flipping a coin, which means you'll be back in this beautiful city. Unfortunately, this summer began the reconstruction of the fountain and this time we could not see all its beauty. This was my third visit to Rome, this time I didn't throw a coin, does that mean that I will not come back her?

I doubt it!