We recently visited Budapest for the first time and I was most struck by two things. First, the incredible beauty of the Danube and the magnificent architecture that lines it on both sides, and second – the gritty suburban District VII – home to streets coloured with street art, Budapest’s excellent ruin bars forged from the literal ruined architecture of the city’s past, the Jewish community and some stunning architecture that encompasses everything from opulent synagogues to the aforementioned ruin bars.
We took a stroll through the streets on a rather grey winters morning recently – and what follows is what we found.
These images of Budapest: District VII are part of a series of travel photos that we post to highlight the unique, less explored aspects of travel. Click here to see the whole series.