Monday, 2 April 2012

Fisherman's Solitude

The Fisherman's Bastion is one of the biggest tourist magnets of the city, with all the beauty and sheer horror this might entail. Come mid-Spring the whole area is swarmed by tourists and their ominous soap box sized cameras merrily shooting away at anything that seems remotely exciting- Danube, Parliament, cityscape, details of the bastion itself, Matthias Church and so on. If anyone feels like complaining it should of course be noted that the "invaders" bring nice sums of money to the city, so instead of sulking about it all locals can simply visit the bastion on those blessed day when it is less crowded- windy early Spring days with their eerie "it almost feels like late Autumn but it is actually spring" atmosphere are perfect for such endeavours and one can revel in a shifting landscape of clouds dancing over the city. (In order to avoid any unpleasant flu-like surprises dress really well, the wind in the castle can be a really vicious thing at times)

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