Sunday, October 19, 2014

Budapest Style

Chain Bridge is a magnificent landmark across the Danube connecting the Buda and Pest sides of Budapest.  It was completed in 1849 and, thankfully, has survived several wars.
The architectural details of Budapest add to its charm and magesty.
Hungary has been on the eastern end of Christian Europe at times during past centuries, and perhaps that has led to monuments such as this that proclaim the predominate faith.
Hungary has a rich tradition of folk music
These quaint, well worn steps show evidence of the steps of generations.


Judy said...

You have given us a nice selection of pictures and those steps are amazing!

Memphis MOJO said...

I was in Budapest for three or four days back in 1970. Hungary was behind the Iron Curtain, but was still an interesting place.

glenda said...

The Lion guarding the bridge is quite amazing! Love the well worn steps!

Magyardays said...

"Chain Bridge...........was completed in 1849 and, thankfully, has survived several wars."

Unfortunately not accurate - the Bridge was blown up by the retreating Germans in WW2, along with all the cities bridges. Most of what is seen to-day is a reconstruction including the "lions couchant" on the Buda side which were not part of the original construction.

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