I think Maggie and I stumbled across a film crew shooting for the movie The Queen of Spain. (Starring Cary Elwes and Penélope Cruz, but we didn’t see either of them.) We were walking by one of Budapest’s amazing old train stations and saw a steam engine puffing away. Maggie said, “get a picture!” I barely had time to get out an “aaas youuu wiiiish” over my shoulder as I ran off. It was a hoot watching this old thing blow smoke and steam (and one time set off a bright orange flash and a loud bang – don’t know what that was all about).
I caught a picture of one of the actors – I don’t know who it was. We may have to wait for the movie to come out, unless somebody can identify him.
Apparently the scene they were shooting involves the train leaving the station, because they kept running it back and forth for as long as we stood there.. I took a short video of the train starting out, but WordPress doesn’t let you post videos unless you’re paying for the service. If you’re interested, you can see the video and more pictures on my Flickr site.