Atop

A Dome With A View

Atop the dome of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Budapest, Hungary

Looking at one of the cathedral’s towers from the dome of St. Stephen’s in Budapest, Hungary.  The parliament building is in the background.

WPC: Atop

Thursday’s Special: Red & Black

Le Rouge et le Noir

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Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Red & Black

Color Your World 2017: Mango Tango, Unmellow Yellow, and Radical Red

Mango Tango, UnMellow Yellow, and Radical Red

Trio

Vivid Rainbow

Join Jennifer’s 2017 Color Your World: Mango Tango, Unmellow Yellow, and Radical Red

Fountain Challenge: Defunct Fountains

Waiting For Water

Waiting for Water, Budapest, Hungary

Waiting for Water, Budapest, Hungary

The Danubius fountain, dating from 1880, was Budapest’s first water fountain. Originally located in Kálvin square, the fountain was heavily damaged during WWII. In 1959, following restoration, it was moved to Erzsébet square. The figure on the left, which represents one of the four major rivers in Hungary, is missing one of her feet. Based on recent photos of the fountain I found on the Internet, this loss seems recent, possibly a break at on old repair. When I visited Budapest in April 2016, water was not flowing and it did not appear to have been for some time.

Fountain Challange 46: Defunct Fountain

Travel Challenge: Pastel

Pastel Dome

Dome Detail, Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Dome Detail, Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Detail of the dome in the central gallery of the Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum) in Budapest. It is the largest museum in Hungary. The neoclassical building was built between 1837 and 1847.

Travel Challenge: Pastel

A Photo A Week: Waterfront

Danube Waterfront

 

Freedom Bridge,  over the Danube connecting Buda and Pest, Budapest, Hungary

Freedom Bridge, over the Danube connecting Buda and Pest, Budapest, Hungary

Freedom Bridge (Szabadság híd) in Budapest, Hungary, connects Buda and Pest across the River Danube at the southern end of the City Centre. Gellert Spa and Hotel can be seen in the background to the right. The bridge, built between 1894 and 1896, is a cantilever truss bridge with a suspended middle span.

A Photo A Week Challenge: Waterfront

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