One in a short series of pictures taken on a visit to Budapest in March 2002.
The tramway plays an important part in Budapest's transport system. In the background here can be seen Castle Hill, which is located in Buda, the picture being taken in Pest.
Some information from Wikipedea:
The history of Budapest began with Aquincum, originally a Celtic settlement that became the Roman capital of Lower Pannonia. Hungarians arrived in the territory in the 9th century. Their first settlement was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241–42. The re-established town became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture in the 15th century. Following the Battle of Mohács and nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule, the region entered a new age of prosperity in the 18th and 19th centuries, and Budapest became a global city after the 1873 unification. It also became the second capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that dissolved in 1918, following World War I. Budapest was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Hungarian Republic of Councils of 1919, Operation Panzerfaust in 1944, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, and the Revolution of 1956.
Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world. Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world's largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. The city attracts about 4.3 million tourists a year, making it the 25th most popular city in the world (and the 6th in Europe) according to Euromonitor.
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jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-16 0:51
a beautiful peaceful atmosphere with spectacular composition and nostalgic details, the colours and lights are splendid. Great shot of this place,
subhendu_bagchi (25991) 2014-02-16 1:09
excellent composition here with the tram at right, nicely positioned in the frame off-centred. Excellent view at background. Excellent shot. Tfs.
lousat (85018) 2014-02-16 1:51
Salut Steph,une capture vraiment original du chateau de Budapest,avec le tram sur la droite comme une corniche naturelle qui marque le passage parmi vieu et moderne,qualite' excellente malgre' la journee' nuageuse et les annees qui sont passees..ehhee..bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-16 2:09
You have caught the tram at the right moment just as it is about to enter the frame. It grabs the attention of the viewer and concentrates it on the delightful BG you have over here. With such beautiful buildings it is correctly crowned as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Nicely done, thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-16 2:19
a lesson in capturing the moment this. A real sense of the movement into shot of this tram, which then anchors the view of the beautiful architectural magnificence beyond. Inspired imagery! Like it a lot!
Have a great Sunday - B.
papagolf21 (93166) 2014-02-16 2:37
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Très bon rendu général avec ce passage du tram.
L'architecture de la ville sur l'autre rive du fleuve est de toute beauté.
Sergiom (70616) 2014-02-16 4:19
J'aime beaucoup l'idée derrière ce cadrage. Inclure le tramway dans le cadre donne de la profondeur et une illusion de mouvement très appréciée. L'arrière plan est de toute beauté.
mirosu (15870) 2014-02-16 5:38
I like the photo arrangement with the tram in foreground and the Danube river with fabulous buildings in background. Excellent view angle.
Very well done.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-16 6:09
la copmposizione di questa foto è notevole e particolarmente pregevole per il granmde impatto che provoca la presenza del tram che appare provvidenziale per movimentare una scena già bella di suo.
Ottima sia la luce che la nitidezza della scena.
Nicou (133434) 2014-02-16 6:51
quelle vue et iamge sueprbe ce tram aune dans cet ensemble et cet édifice en fond avec la coupole verte et ce rendu sur la pierre très imposant l’édifice sueprbe ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (65205) 2014-02-16 7:05
The Buda castle prominently above the Danube and town, A fuul appearence of the big edifice in fine details.
The coming tram, accidently or deliberatly, gave a dynamic superb scale, and it is known to be part of an efficient trasport-system in Budapest.
Fine shot, good clarity and under the mild light.
Fis2 (92169) 2014-02-16 11:24
Beautiful castle in the background.
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice new week.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-16 22:28
Super Pov, giving us a glimpse of modern transport at the time, then on to the glorious Buda Castle Quarter.
WOW, what a building, fantastic architecture.
Glorious day yesterday blue sky all day 11c.But more wind and rain to come, joy!
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-16 23:23
The Castle Hill Astounds.
The tram is there just at the right time.
macjake (63172) 2014-02-16 23:33
well, this surely is a different view of Budapest.
never seen it before.
amazing to hear its the 6th most popular destination in Europe! wow..would never have thought of that.
sweet looking views across the river, and the look of the tram is interesting too.
good post all around
delpeoples (56014) 2014-02-25 4:44
Ciao cher Stephen
An inventive POV, with beautiful vivid colours and contrasts. The BG architecture is razor sharp, which is let down a little by the slight blur of the tram, but overall the photo is very compelling and beautifully composed. Nice work!
ourania (38952) 2014-03-31 12:24
an interesting and delightful way to add perspective and vividness to this magnificent, classic view of Budapest. I like how you framed the imposing and superbly detailed view to the opposite bank with the iconic tram and other means of transport. The sense of depth is great and I also like the chromatic consistency and the heavy mood of this scene. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (92542)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-03-00
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: CANON EOS 10 D, Canon 28-80 3,5-4,8 USM IV
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-15 23:58