The Szabadság híd or Liberty Bridge (sometimes Freedom Bridge) in Budapest, Hungary, connects Buda and Pest across the River Danube. It is the third southernmost public road bridge in Budapest, located at the southern end of the City Centre.
At its two ends are:
Gellért tér (at the foot of Gellért Hill, with the Gellért Spa and Hotel Gellért) and
Fővám tér (with the Great Market Hall and the nearby Budapest University of Economics).
The bridge was built between 1894 and 1896 to the plans of János Feketeházy. Although radically different in structure, the bridge imitates the general outline of a chain-type bridge, which was considered an aesthetically preferable form at the time of construction. The bridge was opened in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph; the last silver rivet on the Pest abutment was inserted into the iron structure by the Emperor himself, and the bridge was originally named after him.
It is 333.6 m in length and 20.1 m in width. The top of the four masts are decorated with large bronze statues of the Turul, a falcon-like bird, prominent in ancient Hungarian mythology.
Many trams used to cross the twin-road bridge, which was also heavily burdened with car traffic, and there is an initiative to convert it to a pedestrian-only crossing once the fourth underground metro line is completed in Budapest in the coming decade.
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macjake (39227) 2012-08-30 6:02
is this the famous Budapest bridge that we always see? i'm getting the feeling that its not.
but it should be!
the bridge is very elegant, very ornate.
love the lighting and how it shows off the rail lines in the middle of the bridge deck.
great photo to add to your personal gallery.
love the POV
chrisvek (5445) 2012-08-30 6:52
Great composition and unique atmosphere.Very nice colors and lightning management too.Well done!TFS
Have a nice day
maxifred (2409) 2012-08-30 7:22
Amazing tele view of this bridge across the Donau,as an amateur of Buda I like it very much!
Very well done and sharp!
papagolf21 (76515) 2012-08-30 7:52
Bonjour, cher Ovidiu,
Le pont ne manque pas d'élégance et son architecture est conforme ŕ la période du dix-neuvičme sičcle.
Le cadrage est parfait pour donner un effet de perspective du meilleur effet.
Trčs douce lumičre.
JFS (32107) 2012-08-30 8:31
Lovely perspective of this majestic bridge...you caught the busy atmosphere masterly and you managed very well the light of the moment, very nice, by the way.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-08-30 9:35
An amazing image showing this beautiful bridge . I like that light hitting the bridge producing beautiful colors. A very nice pov with lovely colors, sharpness and light.
pajaran (36190) 2012-08-30 10:31
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lep most.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text ...
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, a beautiful bridge.
Good evening and all the best.
Silvio1953 (98093) 2012-08-30 11:12
Ciao Ovidiu, great perspective on fantastic bridge, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Graal (88852) 2012-08-30 23:44
good presentation of beautiful old bridge in Budapest. Good shot from fine POV. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (36759) 2012-08-31 1:41
Foarte frumos podul asta. Imi place compozitia, arata ca un oaras normal.
Nicou (97637) 2012-08-31 5:08
quel cadrage de ce pont sueprbe cpatage et iamge fantastique vue avec le trafic et cette belle architecture fantastique iamge.
Bravo et amitié
josepmarin (55023) 2012-08-31 5:22
the light of the evening creates a warm and nice atmosphere on this urban scene.
I like the chosen framing, with which you emphasize the depth of the image by means of an a bit flat perspective due to the long focal of the lens, which increases the graphical interest of the composition. You have caught skillfully the activity of the daily life in the city, and at the same time you offer us the great beauty of this fantastic bridge.
A beautiful work.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-09-01 10:08
Wonderful bridge with lovely details. I do like the play with the light and shadows. The passing cars with the orange tram creates a splendid composition.
Have a good month and a good evening,
aliabazari (10105) 2012-09-02 18:58
Hi lui Ovidiu
Acest punct de vedere este foarte atrăgătoare și adorabil la mine. Compoziție și de iluminat a fost excelent. Te joci pentru a afișa frumusețea liniilor. Foarte bine.
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-09-04 2:56
Lovely perspective at 200mm focal length efficiently framed to greatest effect with symmetrcial compo just attractively drags the eye in to explore the frame. And by having the bridge centrally to hold the focus on as main interest. Further using contrasting colors look great against warm evening light with exellent control of exposure, fine clarity rendering much definition to the scene. I feel the vivid red car is effective anchor and specks of vehicles' artifial lights further enhance the general atmosphere
which adds to the history and feeling of the historic bridge. Very competent piece of work and a pleasure to view full of contents. Well done,
Morteza_E (879) 2012-09-04 13:56
Register beautiful. Composition and exposure are good. With respect
sacavem (18572) 2012-09-28 13:07
I love this city image. Many elements similar to Portugal, with bicycles, the tram, the buildings.A very nice pov with lovely colors, sharpness and light.
npecanhuk (53889) 2012-11-15 6:23
What a beautiful bridge!!!!!
I really like this picture too!
Highlights here are the chosen pov, vertical format, soft light & colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,
- Copyright: Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) (7927)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS Canon, RAW, 58mm Hoya UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-30 5:57