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Week 51 # 32 Nighttime


One final post from the River Cruise my husband and I enjoyed last fall.  We were fortunate to stay in Budapest several days before the Cruise started allowing us multiple opportunities to explore the city on our own and with arranged tours.  The final night in Budapest after eating dinner we took a short cruise up and down the river to see several of the historic buildings lit up at night.   My favorite, and one of the most photographed buildings for advertising River Cruises, is the Parliament Building on the left bank of the Danube. The building was designed in a neo-Gothic style in the late 1800’s and completed in 1902.  Nearly 1000 people were involved with its construction, during which 40 million bricks, one half million precious stones and 88 lb. of gold were used.  The building is 879 feet long and 404 feet wide.  Its interior includes 10 courtyards, 13 elevators, 27 gates, 29 staircases and over 691 rooms, including more than 200 offices!  Its height is 315 feet making it one of the tallest buildings in Budapest.  Its an impressive building to see during the day but at night it looks so magical.




Author: CarolynEliason

I have always enjoyed photography, but with encouragemet from family and friends over the past several years I began to realize I really love it! Belonging to this blog and a local digital photo group has challenged me to look at the beauty of the world and to enjoy capturing it with my camera.

10 thoughts on “Week 51 # 32 Nighttime

  1. Wow! That is a beautiful shot, Carolyn.

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  2. Sure does look magical. Beautiful shit.

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  3. Thanks for sharing its history and for sharing such a beautiful photo.

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  4. A gorgeous building and an excellent capture. I find your description of the building fascinating, it gives it another dimension.

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  5. What an outstanding photo. Beautiful.

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  6. What a lovely photo! ! You have captured the colors at night so well —

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  7. What a sight…fabulous, Carolyn!

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  8. Thanks for the facts about the building. It makes the image more interesting. Beautiful night capture. I can see how it is so popular as a tourist information shot. Worth the cruise after dinner!

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