Instead of taking public, we actually drove into the city today. We figured traffic would be less since it's the weekend. Boy, were we wrong! There was SO much going on, and the weekend is filled with countless huge tour buses. They randomly park in the middle of the street, thus causing much congestion to get around. We made it through just fine, even figured out all on our own side streets to turn on since there aren't too many places where you can take a left.
I was told Santana was going to be performing at Heroes' Square some time this summer, and we discovered that tonight was the night. They closed down all of the major roads near Hősök tere and were setting up for this major event. By the way, this is the only FREE concert on his tour. Pretty cool that it is here. We didn't even know it was today and couldn't stay because we had to get Seth home for bed, but we did walk around, see them setting up, and listen to sound checks.
(The part of Andrássy út closed down...SO nice and quiet there!)
Before we found a place to sit and relax, we did walk around the Széchenyi-gyógyfürdő (Széchenyi baths). I have not been there yet this time around, but I am greatly looking forward to going back to these baths sometime soon. I LOVE them! People from all over Europe come here, and the architecture is just amazing and beautiful. There are two major pools outside and then countless rooms inside of medicinal baths, containing different minerals and whatnot. My favorite was one of the pools outside because it has a whirlpool in the middle. So fun!
We also walked by the circus. I have heard people talk about it, but I never knew where it was. Now I know! I really want to visit the zoo again, too, with Seth. It is in that same area. That will be on the to-do list for later this summer or even the fall.
I was bound and determined to take more pictures of that area since our battery died the other day. Kevin laughs at my stopping every few minutes to take a picture of something. Again, my love of architecture can't help but want to capture such beautiful things here, even if it's not beautiful to anyone else. I certainly have fun looking and finding things I like. I started a new Picasa web album of the black and white ones I took. You can look if you want!