Tuesday, 2 October 2018

T Stands For - tag...and treats in Budapest!

First my tag, as I may go on a bit and if you have only come to see my tag you need read no further!!
While I had my leaf stamps out (see here)I decided to make a tag! I haven't made a tag for a while but some challenges were calling me!!
It began the almost the same way as my calendar pages, except I used Distress Inks to start with before stamping the Lin Brown leaves
I used Brushed Corduroy DI around the edge of the tag, then added some fussy cut leaves. I used some sari ribbon, having 'found' it during a tidy, and added some little Woodware leaves. I stamped the little tag using a Woodware stamp from the leaf set and then spattered everything with bronze paint - I do love spattering (in case you hadn't guessed!

I am entering my tag at :-

Now back to Budapest - I got my days mixed up last week and the Baths trip was on our second full day but never mind - I can go back to that another time!
After we had eaten our mediocre lunch here we set off through the park - not heading anywhere in particular - you know we like parks!

The lake is huge!
We walked past a long row of painted seats - these were two of my favourites

 Over a busy road (but still in City Park) to Vajdahunyad castle - which is not a real castle but built in several architectural styles in the 1800s 

I sat by this rather forboding statue of 'Anonymous'
We continued around the park....

 As I am here to join Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Stands for Tuesday I will take you to Varosliget where we had the best cup of of coffee - at least of the whole trip - if not ever!!

 It arrived with a biscuit but we also ordered an ice-cream sundae - it was so hot during our visit and with the walking we were doing, and the water I was drinking too, my blood sugar levels were pretty good - it was great to have a treat! 
It was a pleasant place to sit and if ever we go back we will have our lunch here as it wasn't so far from Szechenyi baths or Heroes Square where we went next...

We didn't get a chance to go any further as it was fenced off preparing for an event!
We cut across and walked back to our hotel along Andrassy Utca looking at the grand houses!

We kept resting along the way as there were benches, but our feet still ached!!
I will try to get another post about where we went next in Budapest later this week! 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Linda Kunsman said...

can I be your daughter or niece or BFF and go along on your fabulous trips???? lol

Love your autumnal tag! and the photos of those glorious buildings- wow!Looks like you had good weather which is always a plus. Hi to smilin' hubby, and happy T day too!

My name is Erika. said...

Today's photos are as interesting as the baths last week. Budapest looks like an interesting city-especially that scary statue. Thanks for sharing these photos of the not real castle with us too. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm enjoying my virtual trip :) Thanks for the great photos! Such a variety of sights. Happy T Tuesday

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always love traveling along with the two of you. It makes me feel like I'm there, both in photos and conversation. I so enjoyed this leg of your trip in Budapest. It felt comfortable and like you were talking just to me.

That was a lovely park and fountain. I enjoyed the faux castle and the benches you sat on. I enjoyed your walk around the lake. But most of all, I enjoyed your trip to Varosliget, where the coffee must have been out of this world for you to give it such high praise. The interior is beautiful, but it looks like you had a good view of the lake and the faux castle, too.

Oh wow, Hero's Square was amazing. I enjoyed both the architecture and the statues. Wonderful photos, all.

Thanks for this wonderful tour and coffee at Varosliget during T this Tuesday.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos from Budapest, one of my very fave places, we spent so many happy holidays there with friends. Love the painted benches, haven't seen those before. And a fantastic tag, love the leaves, autumn always makes me happy. Thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday. Your hubby looks very happy, too. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Budapest looks fantastic, what gorgeous buildings, monuments and that lovely park! thanks for sharing.

Caty said...

This is a so so gorgeous tag Chris !! I really love it, these leaves are fabulous, and the colours so lovely. Great !!
I wish you a very nice day, and month !
Big hugs, Caty

Meggymay said...

I love the photos of your Budapest visit. The buildings looked so interesting and the park lovely, it was good to see the painted benches, a real touch of colour.
Your coffee looked lovely and so did the restaurant.
Happy T day wishes..Yvonne xx
p.s. its a fabulous tag as well

Let's Art Journal said...

What a beautiful autumnal tag! Budapest looks amazing, it looks like you had a wonderful time 😀. Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊 x

kathyinozarks said...

Your autumn tag is gorgeous! and I loved seeing photos of your trip in Budapest. My husband's grandparents were from Hungry I loved every thing, especially the benches and what a wonderful park to walk in. Sounds like you had a wonderful time-hugs Happy T

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Gorgeous tag, Chris! The background is really beautiful.

I enjoyed your photos of Budapest. So much to see. The statue reminds me of the grim reaper.

I saw your comment at Susi's that my snail mail finally arrived. Yay! I can't believe it took 3 months to get to you! I sent it air mail. I wonder what kind of planes the Mexican post office uses - lol.

Happy day! Hugs, Eileen

jinxxxygirl said...

You and your hubby amaze me with all you do and see Chris. I'm so happy for you that you are able to do that. Best cup of coffee maybe ever!! Wow! Thats grand praise! Love seeing all your photos like always.. I live vicariously through you.. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

froebelsternchen said...

This autumnal tag is simply AMAZING Chris and Budapest is just so beautiful.It looks like you had a wonderful time there. Wishing you a very Happy T Day my friend!
Big hugs, Susi

Kate Yetter said...

More gorgeous pictures of your trip to the Baths. I am loving that Castle-like dwelling and the beautiful park grounds. Looks like it was a fun trip with lovely weather.
Happy Tea Day,

CJ Kennedy said...

Your tag is so lovely. Budapest is such a beautiful city. the castle and the monuments very impressive. I bet that ice cream sundae tasted real good on a hot day. Happy T Day

Wilma Simmons said...

I did come to your blog via Tag Tuesday, but love your travel photos - they are stunning. And your Autumn leaves tag is very special - love the background treatment.

johanna said...

wonderful autumnal tag, chris - and you found some beautiful places on your budapest trip. i´ve never been there, so i enjoyed your photos very much! happy t-day:)

butterfly said...

Another fascinating day in Budapest - thanks for all the great photos - and such a gorgeous autumnal tag - I love it.
Alison x

Miriam said...

Great tag - love the colours.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Wow Chris! Your tag is fabulous I adore the background! Wonderful pictures too! Thanks for sharing your art with us on Simon says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

Teresa said...

Love your beautiful autumnal tag, Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at Country View Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT