Photographer's Note

In 1909 the new quay Ujpest was finished, it was a very important point in the evolution of flood protection in Budapest.

In Budapest the water level changes of the river Danube can exceed 8 m, the value of the 24 hour flood can even reach 2 m. The drainage area until the Budapest section is 183,250 km2, almost double of the total surface of the country.

During the years passed from 1012 to 1838, 54 significant floods have been recorded. The icy floods of 1775 and 1779 prompted the management of the city to build the first protection works. But systematic flood protection started to be developped only after 1838, the Great Flood, the biggest natural catastrophe ever hit Budapest.

Photo was taken in very bad light conditions before evening without tripod from Margit bridge. I made some postprocessing in order to accentuate coldness of the waterfront and warmness of the rosie tones of twilit lights and the facades of fin-de-siecle buildings. After it I realized it has a vintage photo effect, don't you think?

I am waiting for your posted WS!

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