Photographer's Note

Well, perhaps not exactly working class heroes--simply workers, taking a break, on the now heavily renovated (and, ruefully, graffitied) Szabadság híd (Liberty Bridge) under scaffolds. Much unlike Francis's (Furachan's) delightful and eye-opening public worker shots from Tokyo, these men didn't seem eager to busy themselves at all times. Languidly looking over the Danube and the Buda hills spreading in front of them, they weren't in any rush to run back to the scaffolds... understandably, I'd hasten to add...

Couldn't resist the duotone version, it's in the Workshop. This one has the original colours I was attracted by.

About the bridge: The Liberty (originally Franz Joseph)bridge was built between 1894 and 1896 to the plans of János Feketeházy. Although radically different in structure, the bridge imitates the general outline of a chain-type bridge, which was considered an aesthetically preferable form at the time of construction. The bridge was opened in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph; the last silver rivet on the Pest abutment was inserted into the iron structure by the Emperor himself, and the bridge was originally named after him. -- See Wikipedia.

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Additional Photos by Sarolta Gyoker (designsoul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1527 W: 139 N: 3112] (17843)
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