Wallpaper Wanderer: Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest


It’s been awhile since our last Wallpaper Wanderer and the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay by Oksana. This time around it’s more awesome pix by Lance and Laura Longwell of Travel Addicts – remember their previous photo of La Raya Pass?

This American travel blogging couple were my fellow full-time working counterparts when we went through Bloghouse awhile back, but recently Laura’s decided to take the plunge by leaving her corporate job and trying out working for herself… all the best and hope to catch up with you sometime, somewhere in the world!

Their picture features somewhere I have never been before:

Wallpaper Wanderer - Hungarian Parliament Building
The colours are absolutely amazing. I can’t stop looking at that sky!

Lance and Laura Longwell:

Parliament Building; Budapest, Hungary

This photo of the Hungarian Parliament Building is one of our favorites. From the first time we saw a picture of this building, we knew we needed to travel to Budapest. Completed in 1904 to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Hungary, the Parliament has become one of the most recognized symbols of the country. Designed by architect Imre Steindl in the Gothic style, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city.

Budapest is really one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Called the “Paris of the East,” the twin cities of Buda and Pest straddle the Danube River. From 1945 to 1989, Hungary was behind the “Iron Curtain,” but played a decisive role in the fall of communism in the 20th century. Any visitor to the city will be blown away by the rich history and immense beauty of the city.


Prague is probably the closest I’ve gotten to Budapest, but I’ve heard so many things about its beauty and hope to have a chance to visit it someday too! There are so many places on my ever-growing bucket list of places I want to see… is Budapest on your list too?


Do you have something that inspires you to travel?

What do you put on your wallpaper or just look at to inspire yourself to travel? It could be a fabulous quote, inspirational people, picturesque scenery, or even a quirky picture on your fridge… Wallpaper Wanderer is here to make you wanderlust! Send in your picture and a short blurb telling me why it inspires you to travel, either through email to jac [at] theoccasionaltraveller [dot] com or through the Contact page. I’ll pick my favourite ones and feature them here and on Facebook!

Missed the past Wallpaper Wanderers? Check them out here.

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