One in a short series of pictures taken on a visit to Budapest in March 2002.
Some information from Wikipedea:
The Halászbástya or Fisherman's Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, around Matthias Church. It was designed and built between 1895 and 1902 on the plans of Frigyes Schulek. Between 1947–48, the son of Frigyes Schulek, János Schulek, conducted the restoration project following its near destruction during World War II.
Its seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 896.
The Bastion takes its name from the guild of fishermen that was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages. It provides a viewing terrace, with many stairs and walking paths. From the towers and the terrace a panoramic view extends over the Danube, Margaret Island, Pest to the east and the Gellért Hill.
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emka (94608) 2014-02-16 23:49
hello Stephen, Excellent presentation of this well known icon from Budapest. beautiful composition with pleasant colours.
WArm regrads MAlgo
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-16 23:52
Wow, what a grand entrance we have to view this fantastic this Fisherman's Bastion. Love your tight crop on these stairs leading us in. A grand building indeed.
Wonderful, great management. Have a pleasant day.
carlo62 (45967) 2014-02-17 0:00
molto bella questa architettura, mi piace il gioco di figure geometriche utilizzate.
Mi piace anche la tua foto, che ci mostra questa meraviglia da un ottimo punto di osservazione, con i lampione e gli alberi ben posizionati.
umutlu101 (13627) 2014-02-17 0:05
excellent composition verticale.
je pense que cette arbre donne une charme à ta photo
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-17 1:48
a beautiful photo of this elegant architecture, the composition is very nice, great lights and details, splendid shot,
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-17 1:54
Good solid edifice.
Strong colors too.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-17 1:55
Very nice view of old building. Fine architectural details are visible thanks to your detailing on the terrace. Nice framed by the trees. Good use of the vertical format to show some of the adjoining areas along with the tower. Good photo with natural colours and light, thanks for sharing.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-02-17 2:09
namaste, here you presented a superb architecture with sharp details and with a very good blue background. Excellent composition with perfect light. Great shot. Tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-17 2:47
Now this really does look like something from a fairy tale Stephen. I'm looking for Rapunzel but I cannot see her or her long hair! How awful to think that this could have been lost forever after WW2 it is such a fanciful and distinctive bit of architecture. There is so much detail to enjoy here. Super shot. Warm regards Rosemary
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-17 2:58
wow! this looks impressive and your POV gives it the maximum amount of impact too. Love the enticing sweep of the steps and the immaculate detailing here is just beautiful. An amazing structure captured superbly. Really like this shot!
Have a good week - B.
Fis2 (95583) 2014-02-17 3:23
Good frame and colors.
I like it.
Have a nice day
npecanhuk (74542) 2014-02-17 3:40
Wonderful architectural details!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week,
williewhistler (16310) 2014-02-17 4:15
the many interesting architectural features are beautifully shown in a most pleasing light.
The trees provide a good frame for a very attractive photograph,the colours are a real delight.
Sergiom (76491) 2014-02-17 5:12
Il faudrait bien que j'inscrive Budapest dans ma liste des choses à voir. La vielle semble très belle et surtout, elle a beaucoup d'histoire à nous faire découvrir.Cet espace est vraiment très beau.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2014-02-17 6:36
Very beautiful to look the tower of the bastion. Well seen
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-17 7:32
in questa il grande formato permette di apprezzare in tutta la sua imponenza il Bastione dei pescatori che rimane una delle opere architettoniche più note della città di Budapest.
Il cielo e il tipo di illuminazione ti hanno favorito, ma il POV scelto e la giusta scelta di tempo e diaframma hanno contribuito in misura notevole all'ottima riuscita.
Ciao e buona giornata
COSTANTINO (63804) 2014-02-17 7:35
beautiful photo indeed with elegant
architectural details dominating
this whole picture this looks
impressive unique and worthseeing
ana amazing capture captured
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-02-17 7:40
wonderful composition with great clarity and lovely natural colours.
The building stands out beautifully against the clear blue sky. Great curves in the foreground. Lovely details. Thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (69319) 2014-02-17 9:12
Good evening Stephen,
A magnificent POV to show this monument, unique in its architecture's, prominently high on the hill and can be seen from almost every angle on town and along the Danube.
Light was favorable and managed a fine shot with good contrast to blue sky.
Cricri (117425) 2014-02-17 10:58
Un endroit merveilleux que j'ai beaucoup aimée de visiter, il semble être comme un conte de fée, belle lumière et une belle mise en valeur sous le ciel bleu, très belle image et souvenir pour moi :-)
Royaldevon (37695) 2014-02-17 13:05
I can't believe that you got this shot without any people on it! It looks such a beautiful building, with benches on which to rest. I would have thought that it would be thronging with visitors!
The steps make a natural lead, so it was a good plan to include them in this fine shot of the Fisherman's Bastion. It is a most unusual building but you have captured it with fine sharpness for us to appreciate its structure and decoration.
My warm regards,
Noel_Byrne (30209) 2014-02-17 13:07
Big wow from me. this is an amazing place, and one I would spend many hours at, waiting to see it under differing light and clouds. I doubt I would be able to see it in a more beautiful moment than this though, an incredible and unique building. Thanks for sharing this gem.
All the best
ChrisJ (111774) 2014-02-17 16:24
Budapest looks like a fascinating city to visit. The curved fg steps add good lead in lines and perspective. Good lighting on the asymmetrical bg stone towers contrasting well against the shadowed fg. Excellent color and sharpness. Tfs!
delpeoples (57266) 2014-02-17 23:50
Salut cher Stephen
An enchanting name to reflect quite a fascinating period in this city's history. I love the architecture, it's beautifully depicted and the cobblestone, together with the curved steps are a delightful element in the photo. Good colours and contrasts, despite the passing of the years, and the sharpness hasn't suffered either. Nice work.
pierrefonds (64906) 2014-02-18 4:31
Le cadrage serré met l'immeuble en évidence. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du bastion des pêcheurs. La lumière a un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
amaryllis (36705) 2014-02-18 6:05
C'est une superbe photo bien lumineuse et bien présentée de cette architecture remarquable tous styles confondus
ton cadrage avec les lampadaires inclus, l'arbre à droite valorisent ta prise de vue
Silvio1953 (140033) 2014-02-18 12:17
Ciao Stephen, lovely composition with beautiful fortification, superb sky, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
annjackman (21813) 2014-02-18 23:37
The Fishermen's Bastion is a very well photographed subject and I like your version very much. There is lots of detail and you have taken the picture from an angle that nicely includes the curved steps in the FG.
Kind Regards, Ann
Didi (60586) 2014-02-27 1:48
Interesting point of view on the part of this architecture
Very good lights ambiance
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-10 1:56
What a great piece of architecture and surprisingly so few people. Good composition.
ourania (43696) 2014-04-06 9:24
the building and the terrace are very impressive and the vivid blue sky sets them off beautifully. You created an elegant presentation with pleasing depth and superb definition. The vertical frame is very rewarding and the viewer is carried away by the details and textures of the structures. The bare trees decorate the stone setting in a nice way, the rendering od colours is wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
miumiu (6113) 2014-06-26 9:04
l love this city. l was born in Budapest.
Halászbástya is one the most beautiful pearl of Buda.
This POV is superb!
The colours and lights are wonderful too.
You presented it very beautifully.
l like it!
Matyas (0) 2015-07-30 2:22
Hello Stephen! Superb fowers, famous towers. Fine lightness and brightness. Marvelous colours. Good contrast and sharpness. Good exposure. Regards!