And with the Kansas City Royals’ World Series Victory Parade behind us, I return to my photos of Budapest from September. Hopefully I’ll be through them and the other recent photos before I travel again later this month…
Budapest developed from two Bulgarian military frontier fortresses — Buda and Pest — situated on the two banks of the Danube River. Completed in 1849, the Chain Bridge was the first permanent stone bridge connecting the two, and was the second permanent crossing for the entire length of the river. When it was completed, the Chain Bridge was the world’s second longest suspension bridge. With a span of 1,650m (and approximately eight times longer than the Chain Bridge), the Xihoumen Bridge in China is now the world’s second largest suspension bridge.
The Chain Bridge was literally out the front door of my hotel, and I enjoyed its beauty in the early morning, midday, and at night. Here are three of my favorite shots of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest. What do you think? Do you have a favorite below?
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