Friday, July 10, 2009

Our Dismal Day

It was cold and drizzly outside today, and on top of that, we visited some very melancholic museums. We first went to the House of Terror, which used to be the headquarters for the Hungarian Nazis and the Soviets who inflicted so much tragedy on the people of the country.

The second museum was the Holocaust Museum, commemorating the Jews and Gypsies. Through a maze of maps, slices of life, and dark images, it became a memento of how many daunting hardships Hungary has endured.

On a lighter note, the sun peeked out momentarily and a rainbow dangled over Budapest. It was the third rainbow I've seen since I got here and it was so alluring, especially after a very dismal day.
It's late and I'm sleepy. Good night everyone.