Tag Archives: Iron Curtain

Ray of Hope

Amidst the doom and gloom of the House of Terror Museum in Budapest hides a ray of hope—a small room full of postcards. Some have dull finishes, others are rich and glossy, with pictures of palm trees, oases, snow-capped mountains, … Continue reading

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Chain Wall

I witnessed much suffering at the House of Terror Museum in Budapest. If you missed my post on this dark place, please read Unknown Place below http://sheilabali.com/wordpress/?p=128 and look at the only photograph I was permitted to take. It is … Continue reading

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Unusual Place

There exists an unusual destination in the heart of Budapest, a reminder of the darkest hours of Hungary’s wartime past. It is not a place for the faint of heart. This edifice, so popular among tourists, is menacing and iron-fisted. … Continue reading

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Gellért Hotel and Baths

There is much to write about Gellért’s past, a book’s worth, in fact. For now, I will give you a brief history of this wonderful place, where my parents came as youth to bathe in the summertime. Gellért’s origins date … Continue reading

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