July 24, 2008

Glancing Across the Danube

The promenade shown in prior posts is on the Pest side of the Danube. Glancing across the way are the Royal Castle and a bit to the left the Gellert monument on the hill named after Bishop Gellert (who was rolled down the cliffs in a barrel from this location by the Turks when he would not renounce his faith). That's the statue with the white half-circle back drop in the greenery.

10 comments:

Brett said...

Great shot, lovely to see it from a locals view

Jim said...

The castle looks great, it would be neat to tour it up close.

Kate said...

A truly magnificent building. Wonder what the upkeep costs? Your photos are great to appreciate and understand the scenery and architecture.

Photo Candy said...

Beautiful architecture! I would love to see what the inside looks like..

Wonderful photos..

Janice Thomson said...

Rolled down the hill in a barrel?? My goodness that's very creative :)
A huge castle that must cost a fortune for the upkeep - but beautiful architecture. Would love to see a close-up of the columns.

babooshka said...

Wonderful views. I like your apples and woman comparison, write right too.

Hilda said...

What a huge, grand building! I don't think we have anything in the Philippines that big.

And thank you for the tidbit about the bishop — what happened to him sounds awful, but he really is to be admired.

Double "D" said...

Both are beautiful shots, that could have
been shot 50 years ago. There is something
romantic about these view and the quality
of the atmosphere.

Texas Travelers said...

Thanks for sharing the story and great photos.

Troy

Ming the Merciless said...

What a beautiful shot of the Danube! It looks like a fairy tale land.