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Danube Bridges in Budapest, Hungary

Today’s photo on Bridges on Sundays brings you several bridges – a bridge cluster, if you will: The bridges over the Danube in Budapest.

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It is a little more than three years ago that I started my South Eastern Europe adventure. Budapest will forever hold a special place in my heart, because it was the first stop in a non German-speaking country – the place where the whole magnitude of my adventure started to actually feel real and concrete. When I got off the train here, I knew it: It had started. These months were to belong to no one but me, and they’d be full of life and joy. And they really were.

On my last night in Budapest I climbed up Gellert Hill at sunset and looked down at the Danube river between Buda and Pest. The day had been beautiful and sunny, not yet really warm, but Spring was in the air. As the sky turned darker, the city turned lighter – lights were turned on first in the houses, then on the streets, finally the bridges were floodlit. I loved how light transcended from the skies to the earth, and I had such hopes and dreams and never knew to which degree they were to be exceeded. It was a happy moment indeed.

If you have read My Mission statement, you know why I love bridges. To me they are the most universal symbol of connection, of bringing people together and overcoming anything that may seperate us. I want to present to you pictures of bridges that I really love in places that I really love on my blog every Sunday. If you have a picture of a bridge that you would like to share with my readers as a guest post, feel free to contact me!

6 Comments

  1. That is certainly a really great pic Mariella. So any beautiful things to see and points of interest. Thanks for sharing.

    • bridgekeeper

      April 16, 2013 at 7:20 am

      In Budapest? Only a ton 🙂 The parliament is beyond beautiful, and EU citizens got in there for free gudied tours when I went – mind you, if you wanted to do that you’d have to get there fast before the UK does something stupid and leaves the EU 😀 Just walking by the Danbue is great, and my Couchsurfing hosts recommended me some great coffee places and tea houses, and a free concert at this modern arts place that looks like a ship… a tourist info would know 🙂 *sigh* time to go back to Hungary I think…

  2. Hi, thank you very much for sharing, I am glad to hear that you had some wonderful moments here!

    Two small corrections, if I may suggest: Hungary is neither Balkans, nor South Eastern Europe. It’s most correctly: Central Europe. Thanks and enjoy your journey!

    • bridgekeeper

      April 15, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Andrea, thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 of course you are completely correct. The category is Balkans 2010 because the biggest part of my journey was down there, Hungary was just one of 12 countries, and the category is just to show which trip this was part of. Also I didn’t mean to say that Hungary was part of South Eastern Europe – it was, however, part of my trip that mainly did cover South Eastern Europe. Believe me, I am aware of the discussions about which phrase to use, I’m just not always using the terms overly correct which I might have to reconsider 🙂 glad you enjoyed my post though!

  3. Great picture, Mariella! Precisely the same thing I did on my last afternoon in Budapest. Agree completely with the walk along the Danube’s banks. I felt transplanted into some fairytale after sunset, when the floodlights are on. From Buda, the Parliament looks like a palace in full celebration and from Pest, Fishermans‘ Bastion looks so ethereal!
    Lovely mission statement…. 🙂 I’m glad I came across your blog while I was looking at Spreewald photographs.

    • bridgekeeper

      August 11, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by and looking around! 🙂 I want to write more on the Spreewald too, but right now I am completely caught up in my Chicago-adventure 🙂 I hope you come to the blog again!

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