Thursday, May 21, 2009

What we did in Budapest Part 2

We went to St Stephen's Basilica. Stephen converted the Hungarians to Christianity around 1000 AD and is the country's patron saint. The church is on a Greek cross plan, and full of gold and marble.

Then somehow Leesa convinced me to go up to the top of the basilica with her. I usually don't climb church towers because I'm a little afraid of heights, and especially walking up (well, down is worse, actually) small little staircases. But this was an elevator, so I thought, "why not?" This was a mistake. I was not a happy camper. The view was pretty great, but I had my taste of climbing church domes and I don't think I will be doing it again any time soon!

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