Budapest is the the capital and the largest city of Hungary.
Budapest is a very old city, the site has been inhabited by humans since ancient times, and there was a city there at least since the Roman Empire.
As a consequence the city features many architectural styles, and it is a catalog of what some of the best architect in European history had to offer.
There are multiple railway terminals. The eastern one, Keleti pályaudvar, is located in a particularly depressing part of the city.
To begin with I am always overcome with an urge to flee in the downtown area of almost any large city because of their inhumane proportions.
On top of that in many neighborhoods in Budapest a lot of buildings are practically falling apart, many are shedding paint and plaster because they have been neglected for decades. This creates a particularly depressing picture.
After wandering about trying to find some location in the vicinity of the Keleti railway station for about half an hour I have started to feel sorry for the locals who have to live there.