Bathers play chess in a pool of steaming hot water in the Szechenyi Thermal Bath, one of the largest spa complexes in Europe. Szechenyi’s neo-baroque baths were built in 1913 and are the largest thermal baths in Budapest, Hungary. The baths are a popular place to relax for locals and foreigners. Thousands of tourists arrived in Budapest to enyoy the last days of this year and first day of 2009.

Photo by Attila Kisbenedek
LA Times
December 30, 2008

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