Built between 1904 and 1906, Gresham Palace sits at a site that was once home to the Nako House, a neoclassical palace that was built in 1827 and designed by architect Joseph Hild. The Gresham Life Insurance Company, a British company, took possession of the building in 1880.
Nako House wasn't grand enough for Gresham, which had decided to build its foreign headquarters here, so they demolished it and began to seek designs for a new building in its place.
The chosen design was by local architect Zsigmond Quittner and construction began on this Secession masterpiece in 1904, concluding a little more than two years later.
Originally, the palace served not only as an office building but also a home for wealthy British aristocrats connected with the company. During World War II, however, Soviet soldiers eagerly took up residence in the very opulent palace. Eventually, it fell into disrepair and served as an apartment building during the Communist rule of Hungary.
When democracy was restored, the national government presented the palace to the city of Budapest. In the early 21st century, it was purchased by the Four Seasons hotel chain and is now one of the city's finest hotels.
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Nicou (143028) 2013-05-11 2:06
fantastique compo nocturne sueprbe ce pont avec les belles lumières quelle vue et image et les reflets superbe.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (102388) 2013-05-11 2:47
Bonjour, cher Ovidiu,
Une vue nocturne de Budapest, les éléments architecturaux se dessinent joliment par un éclairage savamment dosé.
Très bonne journée.
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2013-05-11 3:38
Salut Ovidiu, intotdeauna mi-am dorit sa vizitez acest orash, mai ales acum cand am vazut atatea fotografii de acolo si cv documentare despre Budapesta. Cred ca si noaptea este la fel de spectaculos ca si ziua. Imi place cum e luminat podul. Cam mult negru in compozitie dar adauga parca la misterul ei.
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-05-11 3:38
Boa composição noturna com estes reflexos dourados neste rio ,bom uso dos 3 segundos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
pajaran (61130) 2013-05-11 9:47
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst o staroj palati sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na most i palatu u noci ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto u noci.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Good article on the ancient palace of the given data ...
Nice view of the bridge and the palace at night ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice place shown on the night.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend.
Silvio1953 (144230) 2013-05-11 10:00
Ciao Ovidiu, fashinating nocturne shoot with fantastic bridge, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-05-11 10:34
Another lovely Szecheny Brisge shot, Ovidiu. While the light in the left hand side of the frame doesn't come through as brightly, the detail on the bridge itself is wonderful, and I do like the shrouded effect of the palace itself. And we can even see St Stephen's peeking into the frame!
lousat (91950) 2013-05-11 15:14
Hi Ovidiu,i been there few days before you and i think that Budapest is one of the most attractive cities to take night pics...and this is a beautiful example whit a magic perspective of the chain bridge and the nako house,great exposure and perfect details,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-05-11 23:16
nice exposure and good p.o.v. interesting buildings as well.
Graal (102928) 2013-05-13 10:50
another very nice view from Budapest. Good shot by night. Fine lights, composition and reflections. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
Cricri (120119) 2013-05-13 11:35
Belle prise nocturne, belle vue sur l'architecture du pont, les éclairages , comme ceux de ce grand hôtel très chic ou j'ai passée 2 nuit, bon POV et reflets
jhm (153656) 2013-05-16 4:01
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Budapest one of the ten most beautiful cities in Europe.
Lovely night picture, I can not see of you used a tripod!
A very high quality picture with a lot details.
Absolutely a very well picture, sharp and clear. TFS.
abmdsudi (54513) 2013-05-18 23:32
Splendid night shot with lots of warm lights. You have caught a good point in the display of the charming building, the bridge and the river which superbly stand out against the dark night sky. I think the clarity on the bottom left can be lifted a tad more would be nicer for better balance of light. Well done.
josepmarin (58359) 2013-05-20 6:09
this is another good postcard of Budapest, in this case, a fantastic night shot, where we can enjoy the architectural beauty of the palace and of the bridge, with its elegant golden lighting and a nice reflections on the Danube.
The technical execution is good, you have achieved a beautiful balance of light and darkness.
jemaflor (97969) 2013-06-19 10:14
A good nightshot, light is well captured, interesting subject and view with the monument and the bridge, nice golden reflections on water.
- Copyright: Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) (9690)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, 55-250mm f/4-5,6 IS Canon, RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-11 1:56