1.Chain Bridge (Lánchíd)
The Chain Bridge is Budapest's premier bridge both in terms of its age and its fame. It was only the second permanent bridge to be constructed over the entire length of the Danube. At the instigation of István Széchenyi, it was built by Adam Clark between 1839-1849, based on the plans of W. T. Clark. Its cast iron decorations and a structure that radiates calm dignity and harmony raise it to the ranks of the most beautiful examples of industrial heritage in Europe. The four lion statues at the two bridge-heads are the work of János Marschalkó; they date from 1852. The Chain Bridge was a world sensation in its day and had only one match in London. Not surprising given the design is also English. These facts all serve to make the Chain Bridge a national symbol: a symbol of progress, of national awakening, of connecting the East and the West.
2.Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia székháza) – on the left side
The impressing triple facade palace on Roosevelt Square next to the Chain Bridge is a two-story, neo-Renaissance building. It is a stately construction to the last detail. The character of the facade is neo-renaissance, but these typical architectural features are even more marked in the vestibule and the staircase. The murals in its salon are the work of Károly Lotz. The third storey hosts a public exhibition of the Gallery of the Academy which is especially rich in the works of the classical Hungarian masters.
3.Gresham Palace (Gresham Palota) –opposite of the Chain Bridge
The seat of the former Gresham Insurance Company is among the most splendid palaces in Budapest, a masterpiece of Hungarian secession style. This palace, built to the plans of Zsigmond Quittner and József Vágó in 1907, has been refurbished as a luxury hotel. One of the largest apartment buildings in the Budapest of its day it covered 12,000 square meter. Its three staircases opened from a glass-covered passage, and its unique tiles were made in the Zsolnay Ceramics Factory. Its shopping arcade is an architectural rarity as it is the oldest intact covered shopping street in Budapest.
4.St Stephen´s Basilica (Szent István-bazilika) –behind the Gresham Palace
The largest church in Budapest and the second most important in Hungary is St Stephen's Basilica. It was built by Jozsef Hild, Miklós Ybl and József Kauser in a neo-Renaissance-Classicist style. The mummified right hand of Hungary's first Christian ruler King Stephen the Saint's (István I) is kept here. St. Stephen's Basilica was built on a Greek cross plan. The interior space is in nine parts; the central section is covered by the dome, the nave by a barrel-vault. Leo Fessler created the sculptures decorating the facade tympanum and the niches in the towers, and the sanctuary, as well as the exterior sculptural ornaments of the cupola.
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dip (23890) 2009-05-07 2:37
wonderful panoramic shot from 'your' town,
excellent clarity and amazing colors,
very good point of view as well!
carper (96) 2009-05-07 2:44
very beautiful George.
fine point of view, good composition and a very nice place, good one, have a nice day.
npecanhuk (76885) 2009-05-07 2:57
The symbols of Budapest look even nicer here in this picture, because the sharpness is excellent, depth of field and exposure are perfect, colors are naturally beautiful, the pov was priviledged and very well chosen and, most of all, the composition was very well thought and elaborated!
That bridge must be one of the most beautiful in the whole world!
TFS - congratulations!
ktanska (28707) 2009-05-07 3:29
I like how the street curve leads to that famous bridge. If I remember right, the usual PoV is higher and further away. Good light, it seems to be a full summer over there already.
asajernigan (21427) 2009-05-07 3:42
The curving street and diagonal bridge leads the eye into the shot beautifully. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and DOF. The trees in the foreground add color to the scene and the people add a nice sense of scale.
Buin (42502) 2009-05-07 3:50
Here you have chosen a truly excellent point of view! It shows a lot of interesting and beautiful details - and it creates a good depth. A very informative and interesting contribution - as usual - and a technical perfect picture!
Greetings from cool Germany!
trekks (14348) 2009-05-07 4:40
I must say I am impressed with this beautiful composition work, with such tight framing of the important features of bridge, buildings all nicely packed into this shot. Very nicely laid out shot of the city landscape. No optical distortion and really sharp detail of the structures.
jjcordier (79297) 2009-05-07 4:51
Encore une magnifique composition! Tu connais ta ville comme ta poche et sais trouver les bons POV pour la mettre si bien en valeur.
ophelcia (0) 2009-05-07 6:23
I love this bridge, especially when it is closed and free of any traffic;)
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-05-07 8:53
A bright, clear and magnificent view presenting the beauties of Budapest.
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-05-07 8:56
Superb POV !
I like a lot the details on these amazing monuments.
Have a nice day,
paura (47186) 2009-05-07 9:40
You live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, friend. Very very beautiful photo here, friend. Technical details are also very nice.
ymrk (15085) 2009-05-07 10:31
Hello my friend!
On the amazing height...:)
Fantastic view of big bridge,very well sharpen with daily life scene,George...
Have a good week,
vasilpro (41661) 2009-05-07 11:08
The view of the Budapest is beautiful with all those symbols of that wonderful town. Very nice composition with lovely colors and a very good POV.
angie-barcelona (2784) 2009-05-07 12:44
a tipical image of this city! Nice POV!
leo61 (0) 2009-05-07 12:49
A pinsharp imamage of this famous bridge,taken from an excellent POV.Light,colors and contrast are great,too.
ChrisJ (117197) 2009-05-07 19:30
Missed this one. The bridge is well captured, in this superb image, & makes a wonderful focal point. Good sharpness, saturation & colour. Tfs!
aadilj (18102) 2009-05-07 22:39
Hi george, I love this composition and like the way you have seen this beautiful scene. Its nice and well composed
Graal (103038) 2009-05-07 23:10
Jó napot George,
good title, fine presentation and informations about of 4 objects. Fine POV, good shot. Old Budapest is beautiful. Well photojob.
dareco (17134) 2009-05-07 23:47
I'm imagining how great it would be to walk across this bridge, that might have to be a 'goal for my future'. Fantastic architecture, and very nice pov and detail. TFS
danyy (0) 2009-05-08 0:12
Magnifique carte postale de Budapest Georg,
sans doute un des plus beaux endroits de cette ville qui compte tellement de richesses historiques et photographiques.
Un POV avantageux avec de l'élévation qui nosu fait aussi découvrir les charmes de l'autre rive.
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-05-08 0:48
Wonderful point of view. Amazing perspective. Excellent cityscape of Budapest! Well done,
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-05-08 0:53
Hello George! Famous Lanchid! Amazing POV, perspective and composition. Nice natural light and colours. Good frame. Very good note. Good luck!
hay_kes (31439) 2009-05-08 1:18
What a superb cityscape vith POV, colours and perspective are very good.TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-05-08 1:34
Yes, we can see in this wonderfulk picture the Symbols of famous Budapest.
Great POV and details
Have a nice day
besnard (57102) 2009-05-08 2:55
Un superbe cliché oů tu as su rassembler les éléments essentiels de cette superbe ville que j'ai eu l'occasion d'admirer depuis une promenade en bateau.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
bobocortis (16026) 2009-05-08 2:58
I like this picture for the great sharpness and the sense of depth.
There is also a beautiful light and an abundance of vertical elements giving impetus ti the shot.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-05-08 3:15
Excellent composition with the view over the bridge to the city. Nice details and colours too. It's a wonderful shot.
pablominto (53746) 2009-05-08 6:44
That is an impressive piece of engineering!
The two arches really stand out, flanking the span across the Danube...
Effective point of view leaves the bridge in the dynamic diagonal, excellent colours & details!
JCG (35129) 2009-05-09 4:04
An original and luminous sight on this famous bridge of Budapest. A point of view with an excellent depth and a pleasant clearness allowing us to appreciate the many interesting details of the image. Beautiful photographic work and thank you George for the interesting note.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
wolf38 (31296) 2009-05-09 6:38
Hello George. This famous bridge was photographed many millions times. One sees new perspectives again and again. Your photo pleases me very well. In the close framework only the really important is to be seen. Really very beautifully. Best regards, Wolfgang.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-05-11 4:49
wonderful cityview shot! Important picture the symbols of Budapest in your most excellent choice here the splendid colours, details, clarity, the more important points and with the more beautiful bridge give in the composition the stain of supremacy of view that me impresses Good POV and prospect! fine presentation and info
chrkont (4005) 2009-05-18 15:09
Very good photo of a beautiful city. Your POV is excellent as the sharpness too.
TFS - Regards
Hellas (7003) 2009-05-22 3:01
Very good view from the place you shot, George.
Sharp and clear image letting us explore what you described in the note!
Many thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (76075) 2010-06-22 4:51
Well taken shot of the most popular view in Budapest, from the Palace's hill.
Grand Pov of bridge and thew surroundings.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Picturesque Budapest, 10 photos & 10 moods from the Chain Bridge [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-07 2:32
- Favorites: 1 [view]