These photos were taken today from a giant ferris wheel in Budapest’s Elisabeth Square. The ferris wheel ride lasts 5 minutes and provides fantastic views of the city. It would have been more fun in an open cage.
“Following on from other cities around the world, such as London and Vienna, and nicknamed the Budapest Eye, the ferris wheel is a big tourist attraction.”
In August, the ferris wheel moves to the Sziget Festival held in Budapest every summer on Old Buda Island in the middle of the Danube River. The festival is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe.
Today it felt like I was finally beginning to understand the public transportation system – it’s been a hard one to learn. The only diagrams are in such small print it’s impossible to read them, and the underground stations seem hidden in unusual areas. I bought a five-day pass but didn’t use it much. Too bad I’m leaving Budapest tomorrow.