Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Oldest Bridges of Budapest

On my recent visit to Budapest, I took these images of the three oldest bridges in Budapest  linking Buda and Pest across the River Danube - the Chain Bridge, the Margaret Bridge and the Liberty Bridge.
One of The Oldest Bridges of Budapest - the Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge Budapest
The oldest Bridge of Budapest is the The Chain Bridge (officially the Széchenyi Chain Bridge) which was the first permanent stone-bridge connecting Pest and Buda, and only the second permanent crossing on the whole length of the river Danube. At the time of its construction, it had the second-largest span in the world of any suspension bridge. It was designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark who had previously used the same design on a smaller but identical bridge crossing the River Thames at Marlow. The bridge was completed in 1849.
One of The Oldest Bridges of Budapest - Margaret Bridge
Margaret Bridge
The second oldest bridge of Budapest is Margaret Bridge was the second permanent bridge of Budapest, an example of French Neo-Baroque bridge-building. Its construction was started twenty years after the inauguration of the Chain Bridge, being built between 1872 and 1876.  It connects Szent István Boulevard and Margit Boulevard, also touching the Margaret Island. Its length is 607 meters and it is 25 meters wide. It contains four traffic lanes (two in each direction), two tramway lines in the middle and one pavement on each side.
One of The Oldest Bridges of Budapest Liberty Bridge
Liberty Bridge
The third oldest bridge of Budapest, the Liberty Bridge is also the shortest bridge of Budapest. It was built for the Millennium World Exhibition in 1896, held to celebrate 1,000 years since the arrival of the Magyars in Hungary and its original name was the Francis Joseph Bridge. It was renamed the Liberty Bridge to mark Hungary's liberation after World War Two. It is a three-span girder bridge with a Gerber truss built in Art Nouveau style. It is 333.6 meters in length, 20.1 meters in width.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Images of Budapest

Have just returned from a river cruise along the River Danube, sailing from Budapest in Hungary through to Bucharest in Romania. As you would expect, I have well over 1,000 photos to sort out, and here are three of the ones taken at the start of the trip, in Budapest, which I hope you will enjoy.
Statue of Imre Nagy- available to buy as decorative wall art
Statue Of Imre Nagy
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Imre Nagy was Prime Minister of Hungary on two occasions. His second term was during the revolution in 1956, and it ended when his non-Soviet-backed government was brought down during the failed Hungarian Revolution. He was tried and executed in 1958, and buried in an unmarked grave. His name could not to be mentioned during Communism, but he became a symbol of freedom. In 1989, he was reburied. A crowd of 200,000 gathered at Heroes' Square for the funeral. His statue, facing the Parliament Building, is located on a tiny square next to Kossuth Square.
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Hungarian Parliament Building

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The Hungarian Parliament building from the opposite bank of the Danube. The building stretches 268 meters in its length, along the Danube embankment. Ornamented with white neo-gothic turrets and arches, it forms the most outstanding landmark of the Pest side horizon. Statues of Hungarian monarchs and military commanders decorate the outer walls.

Parliament Building at Night available to buy as decorative wallart
Parliament Building at Night
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Night time image of the Hungarian Parliament building and the Elisabeth Bridge in Budapest, taken on the River Danube.

I will be adding more photos from the trip of the coming days and weeks including selections from Belgrade and Bucharest as well as more from Budapest.

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