This promenade with its ornamented lampposts and benches was developed fully roughly a hundred years ago. It tempts visitors both to take a walk and to enjoy the panorama of the Danube. The predecessor of the Embankment set out more than two hundred years ago as a line of trees. This southern stretch of the Danube near the city parish church (Belvárosi Plébániatemplom) is where the raft-bridge was once moored. The tradition of its present use as a promenade stems from the time of the Millennium celebrations.
In this panorama the following 2 important sightseeings can be seen:
1.Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet híd)
Erzsébet híd (Elisabeth Bridge) is the second newest bridge and one of the most elegant ones of Budapest, Hungary, connecting Buda and Pest across the River Danube. It is situated at the narrowest part of the Danube, the bridge spanning only 290 m. It is named after Queen Elisabeth, a popular queen and empress of Austria-Hungary, who was tragically assassinated. Today, her large bronze statue sits by the bridge's Buda side connection in the middle of a small garden. The original Erzsébet híd was blown up at the end of World War II by retreating Wehrmacht sappers. The currently standing slender white cable bridge was built in the very same location between 1961–1964, because the government could not afford to construct entirely new foundations for the bridge.
2.City Parish Church (Belvárisi Plébániatemplom) opposite of the Elizabeth Bridge
The Gothic chapel, the neo-Gothic carved pulpit, the fifteenth century Italian frescoes and the twentieth century high altar are all well worth observing.The oldest church in Pest has origins going back to the twelfth century and is also the site of the grave of the martyr Bishop Saint Gellért. During the Turkish occupation in the seventeenth century the church was converted for use as a mosque. After their expulsion and a great fire in 1723 it was rebuilt in baroque style, although the interior also contains Classical elements.
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mesutilgim (67940) 2013-01-17 12:49
Nice birdseye view from Budapest.
Very good layout and nice details. Nice framing and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
pajaran (36190) 2013-01-17 13:21
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na most i grad ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lep most i arhitektura.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Nice view of the bridge and the city ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Nice bridge and architecture.
Good evening and peaceful night.
All the best.
Noel_Byrne (7329) 2013-01-17 14:59
What a view! And a brilliant note to accompany it too. The spires of the church are beautiful and I really like how the boat is peeking into the shot. Really nice
npecanhuk (53889) 2013-01-17 17:00
Original pov and composition for that city!
Special regards to the colors and exposure too!
Nicou (97637) 2013-01-17 21:15
Fantastique vue sur ce pont quelle plongée et image avec le bâteau qui passse tous ces bâtiments en fond superbe captage et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Graal (88852) 2013-01-18 0:04
another nice cityscape from Budapest. Fine glance on Danube and town in of vertical composition. Good caught moment with touristic boat at river. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-18 0:48
another great shot form Hungary. You obviously were very lucky with the light, which makes all the colors so warm and beautiful. I like tight frame and all the colorful buildings in the background. Very successful cityscape indeed. The boat adds a lot the the scene.
Thanks for sharing!
papagolf21 (76515) 2013-01-18 0:53
Bonjour, cher Ovidiu,
J'aime beaucoup vos compositions présentant la ville de cette façon. Nous plongeons délicieusement sur la ville et son architecture męlant l'ancien et le contemporain.
Belle réussite comme ŕ l'accoutumée.
dkmurphys (36759) 2013-01-18 2:15
Ai prins niste panorame grozave la Budapesta. Minunat!
Sa ai un weekend frumos.
Silvio1953 (98093) 2013-01-18 3:05
Ciao Ovidiu, great POV on fantastic bridge and beautiful city, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (68867) 2013-01-18 4:53
Another good pov on the bridge and town, nice soft light, good option with a vertical presentation.
gildasjan (38208) 2013-01-18 10:48
Un bon point de vue pour nous montrer cette image de ce beau quartier de Budapest.L'image est éclairée par une bonne lumičre.
josepmarin (55023) 2013-01-18 13:24
an interesting urban landscape in your composition, from a high POV with which you have reached a great depth of image.
I like the combination of the architecture of the city and of the church with the elegant lines of the bridge over the Danube.
A good light and beautiful colors.
jhm (122410) 2013-01-19 1:29
You took this image out of the hight with a very good result.
A part of the bridge and the towers make this image attractive.
A lovely panoramic view about the city.
Your picture is made with a great quality and perfectly composition.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent detailed.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
abmdsudi (26215) 2013-01-19 6:08
I think you are blessed by lovely side warm lighting making this city view outstanding. The compostion works fine with excellent detail seen from such good viewpoint, sweeping the view into the far end in immense depth. I love the placement with the tower helps to hold our focus in and standout in bright colors. You have managed the clarity so well, good sharpness, colors and saturation, Another fine city view, Congrats
Sergiom (39184) 2013-01-19 6:55
Un point de vue exceptionnel pour nous montrer ce pont qui entre dans la ville par la grande porte. Le bateau passe juste au bon moment pour animer l'ensemble.
aliabazari (10105) 2013-01-24 8:37
Bună ziua prietenul meu
Atractive compoziție. Iluminare bună și culori. Foarte bine făcut.
- Copyright: Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) (7927)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS Canon, RAW, 58mm Hoya UV
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-17 11:38