Kris and I have been in Budapest for a week now, and we've spent much of that time walking along both sides of the Danube, crossing the bridges and strolling the quais just staring at the water, the buildings, the boats and the sky. The Unesco World Heritage distinction for the Budapest Danube landscape is, I think, inspired by the views. Never mind the history. It's just pretty here. All the time.
The vista of the Danube River as it passes through Budapest, along with the Buda Castle from where this was shot, is on the list of Unesco World Heritage sites.
Budapest is a remarkable vision, especially when you consider how much of it was destroyed during the last 500 years or so of wars that have passed through here. For example, the two bridges in this photo, both destroyed by the Germans at the end of World War II. A tribute to the Hungarian people, especially since their liberation from the Soviets in 1990, that they've preserved and rebuilt such a beautiful city.
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