31st May 2015 – Budapest, Hungary
The bastion needed to be visited again.
If not for the views from atop, for the seven towers.
The view was magnificent, one I failed to click last time,
And here I stood, soaking myself in the golden noon hours.
The last time I was in Hungary, I had visited the castle hill and the fisherman’s bastion. But like most stupid tourists, I had decided to click the view of the city from the top, rather than the Bastion itself.
I was back in this beautiful city, and I had to change it. So, I went to the castle hill again in the morning. And boy, the difference was real!
Back in March, Budapest was still cold, with some glimpses of snow everywhere. But cut back in time to current-day June, and the bastion was glimmering in the afternoon sun. And it was especially alluring to see it in the reflections of the huge building opposite to the bastion, whatever it was.
The bastion held a lot of cultural and historical significance to Budapest, with each of its seven towers representing seven different Magyar tribes. And here I was today, engulfed in copious sunlight, and clicking away like a foolhardy idiot.