Admire the beautiful Budapest in this time-lapse cityscape

I like many cities in Europe, but only a handful that I love dearly because they're full of welcoming people who enjoy fine drinking and eating as much as the Spaniards do. Madrid, Gothenburg, Berlin, Rome—and the serene and magnificent Budapest, which is objectively one of the most beautiful cities in the world. » 5/06/14 9:01pm 5/06/14 9:01pm

The New Budapest Metro Line Is an Awesome Psychedelic Trip

After ten years of extremely expensive, slow, and politically messed up construction work–it is a long and sad story of government corruption and incompetence–Budapest, the Hungarian capital, got its fourth metro line today. Despite its ill-fated genesis and controversial usefulness, the Metro 4 is an amazing… » 3/28/14 3:40pm 3/28/14 3:40pm

A Rare Glimpse Inside a Magnificent, Abandoned Shrine to Electricity

At the dawn of the electrical age, power plants were more than just utilitarian buildings. They were grand, soaring temples to a near-magical substance that was changing the world. Most of these buildings are now abandoned or demolished. But I recently visited one of the few that remain: the 99-year-old Kelenföld… » 8/14/13 12:45pm 8/14/13 12:45pm