Going home late





This street is in the Palace of Buda. Basically its a touristic area I rarely go there up to the hill but years ago I used to work in this area for the Hungarian Scientifical Academy for a couple of months. My days started there very late and at times I left in the late evening. Walking on the empty streets I could hear my own steps and those street lights were on at times already.
I dont know why....but seeing lonely streets with public lights and with lights from the windows always remind me to the time when I was in the army.
In 1991 several times when I was in duty I had to spend long hours in a peel watching around along the fence of the military base. The first Iraq war just started and although we were very far away from Iraq being aware of terror attacks I had to stand there being armed to the teeth.
From the peel I could see the empty street with public lights outside and at times when some windows turned into yellow I desired so much being at home in a warm room just going out to the kitchen in the middle of the night for a pint of milk.
Nowdays I am at home at nights in a warm room. And going out during the night to drink something I can hear the trains a few blocks away and i wish being outside doing something adventurous.:)

13 comments:

Ovelikios said...

That´s life my friend. As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Kris said...

is it the pedestrian near Hilton?
i remember walking tiredly after a long day but its worth it!

Zsolt72 said...

yes Kris, its near to the Hilton. If you mean the Hilton in the palace area, because there is an other one at the Western Railway station, too. If you walked up to the hill after that long day I can understand that you were tired:)

Kris said...

Hi Zsolt!
yup, the one near the palace /castle. The atmosphere was wonderful!

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Szia!

rudygiron said...

You should let other cities know that you also posted a doorway today.

Great caption. I really enjoy it. That is exactly how life is...

rudygiron said...

You should let other cities know that you also posted a doorway today.

Great caption. I really enjoy it. That is exactly how life is...

Zsolt72 said...

its funny! I really posted a doorway today...without knowing about the theme day. Anyway how to inform the other cities about this "accident"?:) I am too new to this...

Helen said...

Lovely lighting! Beautiful photo!

John said...

Well done, nice night door shot with great lighting.

Lachezar said...

Hi Zsolt,

In my humble opinion, Budapest is the best city ever.

New Zealand is very beautiful and Auckland is a great vibrant city but weather being like May all year round - No way.

Great photos by the way, particularly this one. I wouldn't mind some shots of "tourist" places.

Best regards

Seesaw said...

Beautiful photo!

Chris said...

Beautiful shot. The mood of central old Europe. The door is big and beautiful, and the iron "things" on the windows are great handwork.

Curly said...

This looks like a building full of interests, the colour saturation is just right too.