They say the worst of winter is over, that the longest days are behind us, but like the city -- winter in Hungary is tempestuous, and will be sure to have the last word on the duration and intensity of its stay. Still, there is a lot to savor from a Budapest winter. Good things tend to happen here in the most unlikely months. Take, for instance, the Academy Awards. As everybody knows by now, and as predicted on this blog, Enikő Enyedi’s On Body and Soul is a nominee and a prime contender for the Best Foreign Film statue. Beyond that, Budapest's ever-growing Titanic International Film Festival will be held at the gorgeous Urania Cinema. All sorts of non-film based events are also taking place around town, from the Mangalica Festival, which honors Hungary’s culinary wonder pig, to dance and micro-brew festivals. Budapest can be a lively, vibrant place in the winter. And when it snows, it turns startlingly beautiful. With that in mind, we are posting one of the better drone videos of Budapest in the winter. Shot last year by local media company Drone Media Studio, this one takes a long view of the city. Instead of focusing on standard locations like the State Opera and daringly flying around the Parliament, you can see what the entire city-scape looks like, shimmering with fresh white snow. Particularly dazzling are the ice floes on the semi-frozen Danube, and the shots of the Liberty Statue on Gellért Hill. It's only missing a Liszt soundtrack as accompaniment.
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