January 06, 2008

The Chain Bridge Up-Close

With my back to the tunnel and funicular, this was the scenery. What is most appealing (aside from the size of the bridge) is the light and shadow. Buda is in shade while Pest is sunning its face. As beautiful as the Chain bridge is, it is surprising how narrow it is. Naturally, when considering its age, it was suitable for horse drawn carriages - but it is accommodating only one lane of traffic in each direction and a pedestrian walk way on each side.

13 comments:

GrandmaK said...

I think it would be better walk across the bridge. Besides exercise is good for the heart. Really a lovely picture!!

quintarantino said...

Narrow but yet beautiful...

Jim said...

First thing I thought of when I saw it was its so tall and skinny. It is very beautiful though.

Oswegan said...

What an interesting environment to live in. I'm jealous.

~Oswegan

Clueless in boston said...

Interesting angle to see the bridge. Must be quite chilly to walk across this time of year.

Janice Thomson said...

I like old bridges - there's something very awe-inspiring about them. I wonder how many cars have traveled its width... beautiful shot Isadora.

Joy said...

Hi Isadora. This conjures up images of centuries long gone! Nice photo.

Re blue cheese - sorry, I just really cannot stand it. The smell alone makes me sick :D

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AVCR8TEUR said...

Lovely lion to greet travelers onto the bridge. With a narrow bridge, I hope there is a safe speed limit.

zakscloset said...

that is interesting how buda and pest are connected by the bridge. and the narrow lane due to the use of horses in the past...very educational!

Annie said...

Thank you, Isadora, for presenting this sunny glimpse into your beautiful world.

evlahos said...

great bridge. well done

Sienna said...

Gorgeous bridge photo and such amazing architecture in your beautiful city. I think my memory card would fill up very quickly, (if not I got run over first) :)

Pam

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That is a nice bridge picture. Good job!
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