We were fortunate to tour the Parliament with our knowledgeable local guide, Sasha. Visitors are limited and security is tight. The photos here include the magnificent interior architectural features, the 96 steps to the level of the domed hall with its magnificent domed ceiling where the Crown of St. Stephen and the Royal Sceptre are kept, a statue in the reception hall of a peasant maid feeding her goose (for fois gras?), the National Assembly Hall in use today, but perhaps not the brass receptacle where members could park their cigars. Sasha explained that should a good speech on the floor of the assembly run past the life of one’s cigar, it was declared to be worth a Havanna.