The Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Hungarian: Lánchíd) is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest, and was opened in 1849.
It is anchored on the Pest side of the river to Széchenyi (formerly Roosevelt) Square, adjacent to the Gresham Palace and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and on the Buda side to Adam Clark Square, near the Zero Kilometer Stone and the lower end of the Castle Hill Funicular, leading to Buda Castle.
The bridge has the name of István Széchenyi, a major supporter of its construction, attached to it, but is most commonly known as the Chain Bridge. At the time of its construction, it was regarded as one of the modern world's engineering wonders. It has asserted an enormous significance in the country's economic, social and cultural life, much as the Brooklyn Bridge has in New York and America. Its decorations made of cast iron, and its construction, radiating calm dignity and balance, have elevated the Chain Bridge to a high stature in Europe. It became a symbol of advancement, national awakening, and the linkage between East and West.
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GREGG (8293) 2012-05-03 5:47
lubię to miasto
monumentalne i dumne,
piękna architektura znanego mostu nad Dunajem
łączący Budę i Peszt,
naturalne barwy i dobra ostrość
chrisvek (5689) 2012-05-03 6:19
Great shood of daily life.Amazing architecture details and great sharpness,and lightning.Very nice POV and frame.
Have a nice evening
npecanhuk (54231) 2012-05-03 6:48
Magnificent urban environment!
Wonderful architectural details!
Very beautiful, interesting and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, black & grey borders, contrasts and composition are all excellent photo qualities here!
TFS - congrats,
ChrisJ (87654) 2012-05-03 8:56
A superb capture of this iconic Budapest bridge. Good sharpness and natural looking colour with the green domed building in the bg making a good focal point. Tfs!
emilbo (20936) 2012-05-03 9:12
Excellente prise de vue et composition. Le pont est vraiment magnifique avec son arche et le chemin en diagonale nous amène à la ville de l'autre côté. Belle présentation dans un parfait éclairage pour nous montrer cette belle architecture.
Félicitations!... et bonne soirée,
marina7 (6144) 2012-05-03 13:07
Beautiful postcard of Budapest, Robert. You chose an excellent point of view and I like the delicate colors. The gate's just a bit tilted to the left. The bridge lamp is such a great element here. Nice work.
aloyho (6705) 2012-05-04 20:38
A very lovely and well calculated shot of this famous bridge. I can see that you have taken great care in selecting the point of view so that the best of your subject is beautifully and efffectively placed. You must have waited for the right moment too as there are no distractions either from moving cars or pedestrians. The wait certainly pays off. Lovely shot!!
La_Tulipe (2786) 2012-05-31 13:24
Tu nous fais découvrir une très belle architecture au travers de ce pont à l'avant plan mais aussi grâce à un arrière plan d'une grande richesse architecturale .Une image qui nous donnera l'envie de découvrir Budapest. De belles lumières et des couleurs très naturelles ainsi qu'un très beau POV.
maria-v1981 (10409) 2012-09-24 3:49
A beautiful classic postcard taken from the famous bridge, wonderful moment with excellent light and excellent details and colors.
Have a nice day,
fabbs99 (6352) 2012-12-10 19:59
Great shot of this old bridge.Very well composed with splendid colors and saturation. The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.Thanks for sharing. Awesome shot! Congratulation!
- Copyright: Robert Malek (robmal) (1660)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K100 D Super, Pentax 18-55mm/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-03 5:05