Photographer's Note

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Széchenyi lánchíd) is a 375 meter (410 yard) long suspension bridge spanning the river Danube (Duna) in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It was built between 1839 and 1849, being the oldest of the nine Budapest bridges across Donau.

Count István Széchenyi was the man initiating the project. It was designed by the English engineer William T. Clark. The construction was led by the Scottish engineer Adam Clark. And it was largely financed by the Greek entrepreneur George Sinas.

My photo is shot from Sztehlo Gŕbor rakpart, on the Buda side of the river, just below the Castle Hill. At the far end you're able to see the well-lit Gresham Palace - today a Four Seasons luxury hotel - as well as the top of the 96 m (315 ft) high dome of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent István-bazilika).

This bridge is connecting East with West and Buda with Pest...

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Additional Photos by Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 240 N: 849] (2454)
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