watercolorWEDNESDAY XIII

November 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

Greetings from Liberty Bridge in Budapest!

Bridges is a theme in Budapest.  In the city center there are five main bridges that connect the two sides, Buda and Pest (hence Buda-Pest) across the River Danube.  I preferred the quieter Liberty Bridge (also known as the Green Bridge).

The Liberty Bridge was constructed from 1894-1896 in a chain-type bridge style.  The bridge was so special that Emperor Franz Joseph I, the last emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, placed the last silver rivet to complete the bridge.

Budapest does an excellent job lighting their historical monuments and Liberty Bridge is no exception.  At night the lights on the bridge make it appear extremely monumental and statuesque.  Just by the lighting you know its important.  What a beautiful night in Budapest!

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