February 17, 2018

A Little America in Budapest

As I was wandering around Budapest, I came across a little bit of America and thought I would share it with you for this edition of Travel Photo Thursday!

Look who I found in Budapest!

Ronald Reagan Statue Budapest Hungary

Earlier this summer, this 7 foot statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled on Freedom Square in Budapest to honor his role in ending communism.

Also nearby is the US Embassy.

US Embassy Budapest Hungary

This was a bit harder to see because it really doesn’t stick out except for the large fence surrounding it, barricades to automobile traffic and signs that say Don’t Take Pictures (oops am I in trouble?).  Plus the flag wasn’t waving freely, but I eventually figured it out!


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  2. Tiffany says:

    Ha ha! That statue is great, I’ll have to look for it when we get there 🙂
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  3. jlem1125 says:

    Maybe he shot a movie in Budapest when he was still an actor? Now thats what I call Budapest “walk of fame!”

  4. Hahah, he’s just strolling along like it’s totally normal. How funny.
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  5. Sabrina says:

    How neat! It’s funny to see which city decides on which statues 🙂
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  6. Crissa says:

    Haha.. I never thought that they build statue like this is in Budapest! Thanks for the share!

  7. Adrian B. says:

    25 years ago, every major East European city had a statue of V.I. Lenin and/or I.V. Stalin. But that’s just history 🙂
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Very true, in fact I think there are a few still left in Budapest but they have taken most down and replaced them with heroes from current history which includes Reagan who brought communism to their knees!

  8. Laurel says:

    I never would have expected a statue of Ronald Regan in Budapest. Do you know the story behind it?
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      It was Reagan that brought communism to its knees freeing millions! The Hungarians are very thankful.

  9. Leigh says:

    Had a hard time recognizing Ronald Reagan – guess we all look a little different in bronze.
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  10. Photographers/or people with cameras always means trouble! (joking =D) Wow, I did not know Reagan is famous there O_O
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  11. I would never have expected to see Ronald Reagan in Budapest! Good find.
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  12. Very nice statue — whatever one’s political orientation. I really like the embassy. It looks like a beautiful old building.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      There is no denying what Reagan did for those oppressed by communism, no matter which side of the aisle you’re on!

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  13. Cheryl says:

    LOL! While I was in Budapest, an American girl in my hostel was *dying* to find the statue and take a photo with it for her mom.

    I took photos in the House of Terror when I wasn’t supposed to either. We’re such rebels! 🙂
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  14. Christopher says:

    Ronny! Ha. That’s funny. There’s usually a John F. Kennedy street in these cities as well.
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  15. jenjenk says:

    AHHA! how on earth did i miss this statue??!!! love it!
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