Here are my reasons why the Hungarian capital is a great place to visit with a camera and tripod.
- It’s an elegant city with many architectural landmarks to capture, including the stunning parliament building and the bridges which cross the Danube. There is always something to shoot.
- Budapest is packed with attractive detail, from its stonework to iron decorations. Your macro lens can come into its own here.
- It’s a city with views. Clamber up Castle Hill or to the imposing Liberty Statue and you’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view of Budapest. A great chance to practise those panoramic shots.
- After dark, the city shimmers and is ripe for night photography. Some landmarks are so well illuminated that long exposures and a tripod aren’t necessary.
Enjoy my view of Budapest and I hope you have a chance to see it soon – it’s also a place worth returning to.
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Hungary’s splendid parliament building, set on the Danube
A dramatic dusk sky captures people crossing the Elizabeth Bridge
The Iron Curtain sculpture outside the House of Terror, telling of Hungary’s darker days
The Chain Bridge at night, streaming with traffic
Hungarian flags catching the breeze on Castle Hill close to the presidential palace
Night-time from Castle Hill
The colours and detail of a Pest street
From the Chain Bridge, the Danube catches the reflections of Buda
Part of an iron door grille. Budapest bursts with these small details
The parliament building and surrounds as seen from the roof of St Stephen’s Basilica
Freedom Bridge at dusk. The ornate green structure should be twinned with London’s Hammersmith Bridge
The rooftops from St Stephen’s Basilica
Budapest ironwork, curvaceous and elegant
The magnificent inner dome of St Stephen’s
An illuminated part of Castle Hill, including the Matthias Church to the left
A proud stone lion found on a building in Pest
The parliament building in its night glory
A panorama of Pest, seen from the elevated Liberty Statue
Across to Margaret Bridge from Castle Hill after dark
The Liberty Statue, adapted from communist times, breaks into a perfect sky over the Hungarian capital
A stunning pink dusk backlights the ornate Freedom Bridge
Part of St Stephen’s cathedral silhouetted against a winter sky
A pair of Castle Hill windows reflect the yellow building opposite
The Chain Bridge from Buda – the city’s most famous bridge
The bells of Buda’s Lutheran Church
The House of Terror, which tells the grim story of Budapest under the Nazis and Communists
St Stephen’s Basilica, imposing and glorious after dark
, Budapest Lutheran Church
, Budapest panoramas
, Chain Bridge
, Elizabeth Bridge
, House of Terror
, Hungarian flags
, Liberty Statue
, Margaret Bridge
, St Stephen's Basilica
Yeah!!!! A wonderful city! I love it!
Of course you do!
Always enjoy photos which make me want to visit the place
Thank you Diana, I’m glad they’ve had that effect :)
Looks like a great city and thanks for sharing. I may not get there in this lifetime but………..
Yes, it’s a long way away but worth the journey. I managed to drag an Aussie there (though he lives here in London – a little closer).
Nice! Very nice photo on my city. The Liberty Statue sometimes wittily referred to as Budapest’s bottle opener!
Thank you Maria, I’m glad you like them. Hahahaha! I like that :-) She has good views. Next time I hope you can show me some of Budapest’s secrets.
OK Mike! Until I learn in English!
Or I could try some Hungarian… I found that I didn’t need it which made me lazy! And you know English pretty well, I think…
Yeah, maybe to write .. but talk… NO!
Ah, I see :) Photography perhaps doesn’t need too much talking…
A fabulous collection Mike and having been a couple of times I concur absolutely!
Thank you very much, Noeline. Yes, a splendid city indeed. Do you have any photographic evidence of your trip? It would be great to see it.
There are a few (of far too many!) on my blog – search for ‘Budapest’ and you’ll find them. It’s interesting to see how different our images are!
Very good! I will seek them out and do some compare and contrast.
A great set of images, Miike! It’s a great city and, like Koos, one that’s high up on my wish list! :)
Thanks so much, Richard! I’d really recommend it, though I found out today that Hungary has passed a civic law making it an offence to take people’s photographs without asking their permission first. Rather interesting scenario if they just happen to wander into shot…
It is rather, for all the wrong reasons.
WOW! Absolutely awesome images!
Thanks Robyn, glad you like them. The subject matter in Budapest is pretty neat :)
Beautiful set of photos, Mike. It sure makes me want to go to this city!
Thank you Koos. I think the Budapest tourist authority should give me a fee for promoting their city :) It deserves it, of course.