“Sometimes we feel that we’ve got to climb a mountain or raise a monument to leave our mark on the world.
What we fail to recognize is that often we make a difference simply by existing, by handling what life gives us. Maybe the way we deal with our challenges and our rewards inspires someone else to achieve worthwhile things in their own life.” — Blaine Lee
The Budapest skyline is noted for its spires and colorful rooftops, seen above with the distinctive spire and colorful roof tiles of the Mátyás Church in the heart of Buda’s Castle District. The Holy Trinity Column, the town’s oldest Baroque sculpture, was commissioned in 1712 in memory of the 600 victims of a plague which broke out after Rákóczi’s War of Independence. Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2016 (part of an ongoing series of photo posts from Danube River cruise)