POTD: Pears #1

Pears #1
Budapest, Hungary
2011

There are five old-fashioned market halls in Budapest with stall after stall of fresh fruits and vegetables that are very photogenic (if the number of tourist photographers like myself is any indication). For some reason the pears attracted me more than anything else.

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POTD: The Loner #3

The Loner #3
Budapest, Hungary
2011

When I first saw this guy, he was standing under a tree in the deep shadows. He stood still for so long that I thought he was a statue. Just as I was starting to walk over and take a look at the “statue,” he shuffled off down the street.

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POTD: The Loner #1

The Loner #1
Budapest, Hungary
2011

In reviewing my photos of people from Budapest, I was struck by how many shots show people who are or seem to be quite alone. Often the individuals are truly physically isolated from other people, but I’m equally struck by the images showing people in close proximity of others (sometimes quite close) yet convey the old idea of being alone in a crowd. Over the next few days I’ll most some more photos relating to this theme.

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POTD: To Each His Own

To Each His Own
Budapest, Hungary
2011

I guess I should say “to each his or her own.” Anyway, these are four passengers waiting for the next tram in our neighborhood in Budapest. The trams, buses, trolley buses and subways that comprise the public transportation system in Budapest have the most extensive coverage of the area than any place I’ve been before and it seemed like you never have to wait more than a couple of minutes for the next one at any stop. One had just left this stop at the time I took the photo, which is why there were so few people waiting for the next one. No more public transportation for us though as we are on our way back home to Bozeman, where the token public transportation system (a few buses) is very, very sparse, although the rides are free, for now anyway.

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POTD: Quiet Time

Quiet Time
Budapest, Hungary
2011

After being in this big noisy city for two and a half weeks, I was in need of a more tranquil experience and found it by taking a stroll in the 100+ acre Kerepesi cemetery. It is right in the middle of central Budapest but it’s size and the tall brick wall surrounding it kept out most of the outside noise. It was a very peaceful walk, at least until the military funeral started up at one end, but even that was nice as the band was playing soothing music that carried out across the grounds.

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