We started our day with a walk to the Parliament to see if we could buy tour tickets - unfortunately it had been busy morning for English speakers and all of the tickets had gone...
..we did get to see this though - which we had seen from a distance - the mist sprays.
This fellow stands near the entrance to St Stephens square, where there was a sweet festival - it was nice to look but I didn't touch!!!
We were ready for coffee but were destined to wait quite a while before we found a cafe. We had water with us so we had that!
We were headed for the market across town.....until I remembered the Shoes on the Danube - we asked for directions...which sent us back in the direction of Parliament along the river.
The path became sandy and gritty which irritated my toes until they really hurt. By the time we found the shoes we were almost back to where we had started!
The memorial was so sad to see - tributes are left and candles burned.
It is the site where Jews were rounded up and shot so that they fell in the river - the shoes are cast in bronze and it is just as if they had stepped out of them - a truly sad sight! Here is a link for you if you wish to read about it.
We walked around a corner to get back into the town and came across this - all made from drink cans!
By now we were hungry so found a lovely square to have a snack.
We had fruit lemonades, water and shared an ice-cream bowl - it really was too hot for coffee and by now it was quite late! Hubby is smiling but only because I was teasing him about his grumpy face.
Of course I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for Tea Stands For Tuesday!
I spotted this - just for Elizabeth!
Off in the direction of the market and we spotted this church...
Yes did get to the market...
...just as they were shutting...but I got my Paprika
After this we went to a restaurant my son had recommended but we found it to be a disappointing experience!
I will save that for a TSFT post in the future as next time we will be heading for Vienna.
Thanks for looking, Chris