Buda Castle

Published By on October 26th, 2004 in Edge Insider

Hello from Budapest to our family and friends at Algonquin Park and elsewhere. A few nights go we went to Buda Hill for a Hungarian fine dining experience. It was really. really outstanding food by anyone’s standards. Afterwards we emerged into a thickening fog, at quite an exotic location. As we approached the shadowy walls of what is called Trinity Square, Tim got into vampire scary story mood. The hill is

lit up with lights that make for an especially eerie feeling. Also, there were no other people there. Visibility was extremely limited, but the light terrific.

Incidentally if you come to Budapest, be sure to bring a tripod if you want great pictures. There are so many circumstances that I have taken pictures that by composition and colour, lighting standards I love, but the blurring of the picture because of the exposure length required has produced sometimes disappointing results.

Anyway, back to the castle walkways and turret looking outlooks, it had the feel and look of the castle for the chase scenes in the Wizard of Oz. You know when the Wicked Witch gets water thrown at her. Anyway, I hope these pictures give you the sense of traveling through time. We are quite thankful to have enjoyed the circumstances of lighting, fog and no people at what is a very popular tourist stop.

Tim did not want to leave. He was truly in his element as his reading for pleasure lately includes vampire stories.

The next night the fog was gone, so the Chain Bridge twinkled magnificently from our vantage point high on the Buda side of the Danube.