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An international city with miles of old-world charm, Budapest lies on the Danube River (Duna as it is called) in the Hungarian interior. Celtic, Roman and Christian ruins help to color Attila the Hun’s ancient stomping grounds.

Budapest - Interesting facts about the capital of Hungary

  • The Huns conquered the area of Budapest (Pannonia) in 409
  • Buda and Pest merged into one combined city in 1873
  • The royal castle and walled city date to the mid-thirteenth century after the invasion of the Tatars
  • The Historical Museum of Budapest is famous for its medieval collections
  • The best time to visit the Parliament House is when the Parliament is not in session; guided tours offer a chance to see all its exquisite attractions
  • Budapest contains roughly 120 thermal springs to which tourists flock from all over the world
  • At the time of its construction in 1903, Budapest’s Elizabeth Bridge was the world’s longest suspension bridge

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A color postcard from USSR/CCCP era showing a view of the Moskovskaya Street

Moskovskaya Street - USSR/CCCP

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Wat Pho as it is generally known to the Thais, is mainly famous for the huge Reclining Buddha statue it houses. At 20 acres large, it is the largest Wat in Bangkok, and is technically the oldest too, as it was built around 200 years before Bangkok became Thailand’s capital. However, today the Wat today bears virtually no resemblance to that originally constructed, as it was almost entirely rebuilt by Rama I when the capital was moved to Bangkok. It holds the dual honors of having both Thailand’s largest reclining Buddha image and the most number of Buddha images in Thailand.

Wat Pho - The Reclining Buddha

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A vintage color postcard from France. Jura, France – View of La Faugille, the Doubs River, and Les Brenets, Plm Railways Postcard, c.1920.

Jura, France - View of La Faugille, the Doubs River, and Les Brenets, Plm Railways Postcard, c.1920
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Yanka Kupala Street – USSR

This is a vintage, color postcard from Soviet era. Printed in USSR in early 1980s or late 1970s. I know that it shows the Yanka Kupala Street, but I don’t know what city or town it is. Maybe someone can help?

Yanka Kupala Street - USSR

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