*Oct 6th, 2001
Budapest, Hungary:
If I had to chose ten favorite photos taken on this trip, this one would make the list. It would be a tied with this one, which was also taken on Gellert Hill in Buda. The shot was so powerful and so spritual for me that I looked around to see if any of the dozens of tourists were experiencing the same. But none of them appeared to be. They hurried about in the area below the Independence Monument with their noses in their guidebooks, appearing to not be aware of their surroundings. For a moment, I thought that this amazing view was just a figment of my imagination. This photo proved otherwise.