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Friday, 10 October 2014

Cruising Along Danube River

Where we were in Budapest, we were brought on a river cruise on ther Danube River. The first thing in sight was the Parliament Building, one of the most beautiful buildings in Budapest.



The next thing was the Fisherman's Bastion in a distance away. There was a beautiful church in the foreground that I don't know what it is called.


Then the Buda Castle (Budavári Palota) on the Castle Hill came into sight. It was also called the Royal Palace or the Royal Castle.


Not far from the Buda Castle is the famous Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Széchenyi lánchíd) spanning across the Danube River. It was considered one of the engineering wonders of the modern world at the time it was built.



The Széchenyi Chain Bridge isn't the only bridge crossing the Danube River. There are a couple more bridges made of steel or reinforced concrete.


When the Parliament Building was in sight again, the river cruise was about to end. It was raining occasionally and we ran up and down between the open deck and the covered part. Despite the rain, we still enjoyed the river cruise.


Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Panoramic View of Buda and Pest

There is a small hill up the Danube River at Budapest that both sides of the riverbank are in view. When we were there, there was a road closure for buses to enter the hill. Therefore, we had to walk our way up. We were lucky to reach the vantage point before the rain started to pour down.


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