Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre, sometimes described as the primate city of Hungary. In 2011, according to the census, Budapest had 1.74 million inhabitants, down from its 1989 peak of 2.1 million due to suburbanization. The Budapest Metropolitan Area is home to 3.3 million people. The city covers an area of 525 square kilometres within the city limits. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with a unification on 17 November 1873 of west-bank Buda and Óbuda with east-bank Pest.
Vajdahunyad Castle is a castle in the City Park of Budapest, Hungary. It was built between 1896 and 1908 as part of the Millennial Exhibition which celebrated the 1000 years of Hungary since the Hungarian Conquest of the Carpathian Basin in 895. The castle was designed by Ignác Alpár to feature copies of several landmark buildings from different parts the Kingdom of Hungary, especially the Hunyad Castle in Transylvania (now in Romania). As the castle contains parts of buildings from various time periods, it displays different architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Originally it was made from cardboard and wood, but it became so popular that it was rebuilt from stone and brick between 1904 and 1908. Today it houses the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture, the biggest agricultural museum in Europe.
The statue of Anonymus by Hungarian sculptor Miklós Ligeti is also displayed in the castle court. Anonymus lived in the 12th century (his true identity is unknown, but he was a notary of Béla III of Hungary), who wrote the chronicle Gesta Hungarorum (Deeds of the Hungarians).
The castle contains a statue of Béla Lugosi, as well.
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lousat (76964) 2014-07-09 3:46
A great gift to an HDR fan like me,a magnificent capture of this castle that i miss during my Budapest trip,great choice of point of view and great work in PP too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
sabermonajati (9549) 2014-07-09 7:36
fascinating view from castle with attractive colors you captured.
miumiu (5883) 2014-07-09 8:35
l like this part of Budapest!
The view of the Vajdahunyad Castle is nice from this place. The reflections are superb.
Your photo looks like a lovely painting.
holmertz (41073) 2014-07-09 9:47
This is a lovely view of the fine castle, which is perfectly surrounded by the trees. The reflections are magnificent. The light and colours are good but maybe the HDR treatment is just sllghtly overdone. It's a very good photo but you have almost made it look unnatural.
Silvio1953 (122315) 2014-07-09 13:59
Ciao Krzysztof, great view of fantastic c astke, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors, great PP work and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Sonata11 (33251) 2014-07-09 19:33
Witaj Krzysztof, piekny zamek otoczony wspaniala zielenia. Jego odbicie w wodzie robi ogromne wrazenie. Slicznie wykonane zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba ta praca. Serdecznie pozdrawiam,
Graal (97509) 2014-07-11 7:24
piekne miejsce i temat. Udana wycieczke miales. Fajna wiosenna zielen tylko taki HDR troche przytlacza, wnosi klimat niepokoju.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (85565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-03
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 24-60 1:2.8 EX DG
- Exposure: f/7.1
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-09 0:53