December 01, 2007

December Theme Day: Bridges

Here is Margit Hid, or Margaret Bridge, one of the bridges that connects Buda and Pest. What makes this bridge unique is in its name - in the middle of the river it also touches the tip of Margaret Island. You can walk, bike or ride a tram or bus onto the island. During the summer there are great lawns and ancient trees, flowers, fountain, fish pond, petting zoo, food stands where they even sell beer and benches for lovers and seniors and anyone in-between.

Please visit the other participants of the theme day by clicking on the links below:

Boston (MA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Inverness (IL), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Stockholm, Sweden - Setúbal, Portugal - Brussels, Belgium - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Hyde, UK - Manila, Philippines - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - London, England - Austin (TX), USA - Toulouse, France - Weston (FL), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Selma (AL), USA - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Cleveland (OH), USA - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Seoul, South Korea - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - North Bay (ON), Canada - Arradon, France - Paderborn, Germany - Durban, South Africa - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Portland (OR), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Wichita (Ks), USA - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Grenoble, France - New York City (NY), USA - Nottingham, UK - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Arlington (VA), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Miami (FL), USA - Cheltenham, UK - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Saratoga Spgs. (NY), USA - Glasgow, Scottland - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Nashville (TN), USA - Toruń, Poland - New Orleans (LA), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Melbourne, Australia - Moscow, Russia - Trujillo, Peru - Château-Gontier, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Joplin (MO), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Brookville (OH), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Baziège, France - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Detroit (MI), USA - Riga, Latvia - Nelson, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary

46 comments:

Hyde DP said...

a very lovely bridge - Hyde DP will be carrying permalinks to the bridge posts when we post later today.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Yes, a bit of the island can be seen on the left. Wiki has some lovely pix of Margaret Island, even a nice satellite view of it. It certainly is a wonderful place to visit. Lucky you guys! :)

Oswegan said...

I didn't know there was a Buda and a Pest.

Wow, I feel like a real idiot now.

Thanks alot,

~Oswegan

smilnsigh said...

Oh I would love to visit that island, in Summertime!

Mari-Nanci

Denton said...

In addition to a very enjoyable photo I like your comment about benches.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Very nice bridge, but lots of congestion. Margaret Island sounds like a lovely place to visit during the summer.

Oswegan, I didn't know there was a Buda & Pest either.

Photo Cache said...

this is beautiful and i love bridges. you have a neat blog.

zakscloset said...

i'm with oswegan! i had no idea buda and pest were separate deal! great looking bridge!

dot said...

What a bridge! It's beautiful! I like the sound of the island. Sounds like a nice place to go.

Sonia said...

Wonderful bridge, Isadora! Great photo!

Thanks for your warning about the nest of the ants under my house. I will check it out. I appreciate so much your concern.

Chris said...

Such a lovely bridge, Isadora! I agree with Fenix! Lucky you!

Gudl said...

That is a beautiful photograph.I never heard of it either, that there is a Buda and a Pest. Interesting.

isabella said...

It looks lovely this time of year, but I bet it's spectacular in the summertime...
(there are other bridges connecting Buda and Pest, right?)

Janice Thomson said...

Would love to see a summer and spring shot of this too. What a lovely photo. I also did not know there was a Buda and a Pest. I obviously need to study an atlas a little more. Thanks for providing info on your shots especially for an unseasoned traveler over here in the West.

Luke Wiley said...

I like this theme...very nice!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

This bridge reminds me of skipping stones across a pond :)

Lachezar said...

The blue sky tells me it must be pretty cold...
But, a beautiful day to photograph a beautiful Budapest bridge.
Cheers Zsolt!
Lachezar
http://www.aucklanddailyphoto.com/

Lachezar said...

Aplogies for mistaking your blog with Zsolt's! Great photo and I'm glad that I've found your blog too.

Cheers

Keropok Man said...

lovely bridge.

the name that makes up the city :-)



Happy Theme Day!

Clueless in boston said...

Nice bridge shot. I have seen pictures of Margaret Island and it looks lovely. My wife got to Budapest in the spring; maybe I will someday too, your pictures are wonderful.

Suz said...

Great photo and thanks for the information about the bridge -- very interesting.

Kate said...

Your city has many beautiful bridges, doesn't it?

Jilly said...

What beautiful scene. Impressive bridge in a gorgeous setting - lovely photo.

Isadora said...

Thank you for your visits and comments. Hyde DP - thank you for pointing us together.

Unfortunately, this was not the "best" bridge picture in an overall sense - however, I was visiting a friend who has this view from his window and simply could not resist.

Budapest, if you'll excuse my biased opinion, is a wonderful place to live - despite some not so wonderful aspects. (do you detect a love/hate relationship?)

Once upon a time there were actually 3 cities - Buda, O Buda (old Buda) on one side and Pest on the other. Not sure wether it was 110 or 125 years ago when these cities were brought together and became Budapest. As it happens everywhere, new constructions over time blended everything together but it is easier to distinguish Buda and Pest as they sit on opposite sides of the Danube.

There is no bad time to visit here it just depends on what you enjoy and when you have time: The spas are open year round and offer cure and relaxing even in some outdoor pools.

Naturally, there are the MANY wine regions (reds - Sopron, Szekszard, Eger to name a few and white: Tokaj, Badacsony, Etyek again to name only a few)

There is always music and festivals of some kind that are open to the public, regional festivals throughout the countryside.

If I've tempted you let me also offer you a personal tour in Budapest should you decide to make it a vacation plans :)

Lara said...

Budapest has some wonderful bridges!

Dalicia said...

hi! thank you for dropping by my blog. thank you for sharing photos of budapest! i always wonder about it...

MedaM said...

The bridge is lovely, so elegant and impressive! The photo is wonderful and the perspective.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice bridge photograph. It makes the city look so nice.

16 Ghosts on Bridge?

Gwen said...

Very scenic bridge, with its stone and arched trusses. What a great bridge photograph that combines a wonderful river and cityscape view.

Rambling Round said...

A long bridge over some cold, blue water...nice shot from a distance.

dive said...

Wow!
The Blue Danube itself.
Beautiful, Isadora.

Me said...

Wow, that's a cool shot. What a neat looking bridge, and your information is very interesting! Thanks!
Wayne

Joy said...

That's a very impressive bridge!

joy
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slim said...

You captured some beautiful light on that bridge. I like the fact that there are no autos on it . . . I'd like to walk across it the next time I visit your beautiful city.

sam said...

gorgeous!

Amrita said...

great sight

Salty said...

Beautiful photograph! The water looks cold!

Thanks for visiting Country Captures and taking your time to comment.
Salty

• Eliane • said...

Lovely, lovely bridge. And a story I can tell and the next cocktail party. When is the next cocktail party?

Lynette said...

Nice bridge shot for theme day. And what a wide, wide river. I’ve enjoyed browsing through your recent posts, too. Thanks for visiting my blog. Flat Stanley is very much enjoying his visit.

Web-OJ said...

Buda and Pest!!! Hmmm! Wonder who the PEST was!

BrusselsDailyPhotoByGregous said...

quite significant bridge indeed for the links between Buda & Pest. Nice one

evlahos said...

wonderful capture. very beautiful bridge. well done

Neva said...

I am making my way slowly through the bridges. Yours is quite breath taking. Thanks for visiting mine, too! And, as usual, I am amazed at what I don't know. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

oh wow....beautiful photo and if one had a lot of time...lots of wonderful links..

Hoping I can get through some of them later.

sandy

Ming the Merciless said...

Classic European bridge. I love it.

Andrée said...

that is a beautiful solid bridge. and even better, it has access for people and they can go to a beautiful green area.