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.