Friday, May 30, 2014

Church of St. Anne (Weekend Reflections # 244)

Budapest, Hungary           Church of St. Anne (Szent Anna-Templom)


In hindsight I wish that I would have been more patient and removed the cigarette butts and waited for the water to re-settle before I took this shot. However, I suppose this photo illustrates Budapest's majestic beauty and seediness, two characteristics of most cities.

Finally, after all of cleaning, painting, replacing, fixing, etc., this is our moving weekend! It will be nice to be able to settle down, relax and just breath. It was a lot of work for such a small place and the work will continue but now it's really ours. :-)

I wish you a great weekend!

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33 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how very neat! good luck with the move, james!

Malyss said...

En France , quand on arrive dans une nouvelle maison, on fait une petite fête qui s'appelle "pendre la crémaillère" . Alors bonne installation dans ton nouveau foyer, j'espère que vous y serez très heureux !Bises !

Malyss said...

PS: le reflet est superbe, même avec les mégots! deux aspects de la ville en un seul clic!

Sylvia K said...

Great to hear, James!! Good wishes for perfect move! I know it will be great to be settled in -- at last!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Adrienne said...

Congrats on the house - the HOME! Hope settling in goes smoothly. Love the photo - and I can see both sides... removing the cigarettes and keeping them. I think, perhaps, it's a truer "reflection" with them in the shot. Bon Weekend!

Viera said...

This shot is really tremendous, even with cigarette butts... Budapest has a many majestic beauty...

Dina said...

A beautiful church, no matter which way you look at it. And I like how you explain about the water; good point.

Congrats on your new home. Rest a bit and enjoy it.

Mama Zen said...

What a shot!

travelwithintent.com said...

Beautiful reflection. Good luck with the move.

'Tsuki said...

You managed you get a picture so neat, despite the dirt of the puddle... The cigaret filter looks so out of place here... ^^

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

At first, I thought this was City Hall in Philadelphia. The butts tell it like it is, I don't think they detract from the image.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic reflection shot. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

jeannettestgermain said...

I see you have all kinds opinions here! Mine is that the cigarette butts don't take away from the striking reflection. They add a certain quirkiness of life in Hungary though (people smoke so much more in Europe).
Hope you are happy with the move to your new home and congrats with being a homeowner!

Norma Ruttan said...

I found it amazing that when moving, we cleaned well the place we were leaving, and then found those who left our new home did not respond in kind! I know it will be wonderful to finally move in and have time to relax. At least, I hope you can; it always took a while for me to finally decompress.
stunning reflection, even with the butts!

Laura said...

gorgeous reflection James:-)

cieldequimper said...

Les mégots ne sont pas gênants du tout, je trouve qu'ils ajoutent un je ne sais quoi à la très belle photo !

Bonne installation !

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

The cigarette butts are a great addition to the picture. Perfect-as usual.

Gerald (SK14) said...

you caught a good one there - glad you didn't lose the butts - they add reality to the scene

bailey-road.com said...

Really lovely shot.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Sit back...have a cool one, and enjoy the first day in your new surroundings!!

Melissa said...

Even before I read your post, I was thinking that the cigarette butts were a good addition to the scene. I guess it would be nice to have a shot without them too, but I think they give it the appropriate Eastern European feel for sure!

Karen said...

Cool shot, have a wonderful weekend.

Ileana said...

Beautiful reflection!

Valerie said...

I have to admit I would have removed the cigarettes but on second thoughts they add to the story of the shot. Wonderful old church and a wonderful reflection.

Lew said...

Great night reflection! Congratulations on getting into your new place! Perhaps the remaining work will proceed at a more likeable pace.

Feyza Ramazanoglu said...

great reflection..
to kept cigarettes is good idea, "everything is original"

good luck with the moving and enjoy your new place.
have a nice weekend.

s.c said...

Nice one again James. I like it.

lorik said...

Spectacular - and really clever.. almost a puzzle as well:)

A Quiet Corner said...

Hoping you have a good move which I'm sure will give us more reflections such as this! Yes, I do despise litter too!...:)JP

biebkriebels said...

The cigarettes adds something special I think. Have a nice moving in your new home!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Cool reflection- best wishes for your move-and have a great weekend!

Alexa T said...

Amazing capture in a "spot" of water... Have a great weekend!

monbeaumanoir said...

Cette si belle église semble vertigineuse dans cette flaque d'eau et donne fort envie de visiter Budapest.
bon week end,

Ava