The statues of Budapest

Budapest has a lot of statues. Perhaps its most famous monument is the group of shoes on the bank of the Danube, honouring the Jews who had to take off their shoes before they were shot and fell into the river. But there are many other, far less heartbreaking statues sprinkled around the city. Like this fat policeman, whose belly you should rub for good luck.

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Budapest Parliament

The Hungarian Parliament is the most famous in the world, said to me once a Hungarian girl I used to work with and I thought really, girl, cause I have no idea what you are talking about. But I am not an architecture expert and when I google most famous parliaments, there’s the Hungarian at the top spot, so there you have it. It appears that I am the ignorant one.
I have to say, this exchange happened before I had ever been to Budapest and a few months later I went and the massive white Gothic building on the bank of the Danube was there not caring about what anyone thought of it. It knew it was the boss.