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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Beautiful Budapest: A Photographic Journey through an Author's Inspiration

Hello!

Next week, on the 18th of July, Painted Faces, my fifth novel launches around the world! To celebrate its release, I'll be doing a number of posts on various themes and settings from the book. We begin in the east!

The banks of the Danube from Buda Castle 
Part of the story takes place in Budapest.

Budapest, Hungary, on the Danube River is an inspiring place of history, intrigue, and beauty. After visiting it in 2010, I knew that it would find itself into a story. Painted Faces became that book.
Several real locations that I visited are sprinkled throughout the story.
I'll give you a sneak peek at some of the scenes, taken from my own photographs.








Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church






























Café Gerbeaud Exterior
The deliciousness of the iconic Café Gerbeaud is also represented. It is a favorite spot for the Strigosi siblings, Márkus and his sister Eszter. Café Gerbeaud is beautiful, with its red velvet drapes and crystal chandeliers.The cake is from one of the original recipes. The confections have been dazzling the appetites of Budapest since the mid-nineteenth century. 

Café Gerbeaud Interior






Delicious Cake at Café Gerbeaud





















Inside a Private Box at the Opera House

The Opera House sets Eszter's heart racing. Just like their author did, the Strigosi siblings see a ballet there together.












Come back tomorrow, to discover a very famous Hungarian's role in Painted Faces! He might just scare you out of your wits...

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My best to you all,
Megan















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