Budapest (pronounced Buda-pesht) straddles the Danube River (as seen from the plane). Formerly two cities, Buda and Pest, they joined together in 1873. The Hungarian capitol is the largest capitol city in east-central Europe.
Like Prague, which is split by the Vltava River, Budapest has a lot of bridges spanning the Danube. I love bridges...from afar, up very close...bridges fascinate me!
|Margaret Island Bridge|
|Chain Bridge from a hill on the Buda Side|
|Chain Bridge just as they turned the lights on|
|Chain Bridge at night from the Buda side|
This post wasn't originally written for Sundays in My City but I'm putting it there now.