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Matador Goods editor and photographer Lola Akinmade takes us on a night tour of Hungary’s capital city.

Photo Essay


About The Author

Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström

Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström is a MatadorU faculty member and Network contributor. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Vogue, BBC,, and many more. Follow her photoblog at

  • JoAnna

    These photos are absolutely stunning Lola! Budapest looks like a fabulous city … would love to see a photo essay of scenes throughout the day to compare.

  • Gail Gillespie

    Thank you for this beautiful photo display of Budapest. Always a beautiful city ….you have really shown it at it’s sparkling best with these night pictures.

    • Lola

      Thanks Gail!

  • Joya

    Thank you for these photos. They are so beautiful! I love walking through a new city at night and Budapest was a place that I didn’t know what to expect and I was so surprised at how wonderful it was. There is so much to do and see and it ended up being one of my favorite cities.

    • Lola

      Thanks Joya!

      Budapest definitely grew on me the second time around. I spent quite a lot of time exploring the city at night too.

  • Kristin

    How beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

    • Lola

      Thanks Kristin. Anytime.

  • Jeffrey

    That first picture is a real grabber, really impressive! Great photography, a visual feast :)

    • Lola

      Thanks Jeffrey! The Parliament Building is very pretty at night.

  • Heather Carreiro

    Beautiful pics. I like the sense of action in #10.

    • Lola

      That’s one of my favorites too. Thanks!

  • Prime

    this is great! i never appreciatedany city at night, but your pics changed my mind

  • Alaina O’Brien

    I went to Budapest a few months ago and really loved it. Can’t wait to go back!

    These are awesome photos.

  • ryuzetu

    Great! Best shot for my image. Please allow me to use the picture on my web sete.

    • Lola

      @ryuzetu – You can use one of them but please make sure you link back appropriately and credit the photographer.

      @Everyone – Many thanks!

      • ryuzetu

        Thank you Lola. I did add your name on my site.

  • http://Yahoo Thaís Rosabal

    ¡Bellísimas e impresionantes fotografías! Un lugar exquisitamente bello. Gracias por ofrecèrnolas

  • TheTranslator

    A great city and very nice pics! Don’t miss out “Oscar” if you come there the next time, nice bar with good food and great cocktails!

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