WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN SOMERSET
Documentary Wedding Photography
A WEEKEND IN BUDAPEST
Hello you lovely lot. Firstly I want to wish you all a very happy new year. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed ample amounts of quality time spent with family/loved ones and for those of you who got engaged, a massive congratulations is in order!
My first blog post of 2018 is here, and it's definitely a reflective one. In the month of January, I usually find myself able to play a bit of "catch up", after photographing and sharing many festivities, winter weddings and parties over the seasonal/final months of the previous year. Before the year starts to get busy again, I have a bit of time on my hands to work on updating "Megan McAdam Photography" (a yearly and key ritual) and this of course includes going through all of my images. It really is such a wonderful time to reflect, feel thankful for all the opportunities the last year brought and to set goals and aspirations for the year ahead. I also have the time to go through my calendar and make all necessary plans, which I find extremely cathartic (yes, I love a good list!).
With the combination of reminiscing over past photographs and organising my calendar, a little bit of wanderlust may have crept in and I found myself dreaming of my next wonderful adventure whilst feeling so grateful to have experienced all that I have so far, and so, that's how I came to arrive at my first blog post of the year, sharing one of my most wonderful past trips with you all...
I went travelling with my gorgeous other half a year or so ago and whilst we were exploring Europe, we really did visit some of the most astonishing places either of us had ever seen. Hungary was definitely high on our list of places that we were really keen to see, and we were so lucky to spend three days there in the sunny month of July.
During our visit we enjoyed many long walks in amongst the hustle and bustle of the cities' capital - Budapest. We soaked up what can only be described as architectural genius, rich in history and culture with buildings that could, quite possibly, be mistaken for pieces of art that fill the cities' streets. I just love the feel and vibe of the place, it's my "cup of tea".
We stayed in an "Airbnb" (see here for the link, in case any of you may be interested) which was just stunning, luxurious, quiet and extremely good value for money! The flat itself was located just next to The Hungarian State Opera House and about a five-minute walk from the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, which was just perfect!
We explored Castle Hill, The Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. We also visited St. Stephen's Basilica, The Hungarian Parliament buildings (which are stunning at nighttime, a real must see), Gellért Hill, The Hungarian National Gallery and The Museum of Hungarian Agriculture. We spent many hours walking along the river "Danube", over various bridges ("Elisabeth", "Liberty" and "Chain" to name a few) and through to the art sculpture - "Shoes on the Danube Bank". Myself and Adam even managed to squeeze in a trip to Vajdahunyad Castle and The City Park Széchenyi thermal bath - which was every bit as good as it sounds (although you aren't allowed cameras there).
After just three days in this city we managed to tick everything off our list - making it the perfect place to stay for a short city break, and what a vibrant, trendy and beautiful city it is.
I now can't wait to plan my next trip away and hope to have inspired and given you a bit of the travel bug too!
Cheers to the start of 2018!