Halászbástya (Fisherman’s Bastion), Budapest

The walls of this terrace, which commands a spectacular view over the Danube towards Pest, frame the eastern edge of Castle Hill in Buda. Nearby sits Matthias’ Church (Mátyás-templom), with its distinctively patterned roof tiles. Unfortunately it’s closed for extensive restorations at present.

I first visited in 1990, and haven’t been back since 1993. A lot has changed in Budapest since: however the bastion walls still look as new and perfect as they did first time: incongruously bright like wedding cake icing. The panorama over the city has as much impact as it did when I first saw it, but the advent of new technology means I can take it away with me rather than leave it fade in my mind’s eye.

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

Click below for a full screen 360° view of the scene with Flash, to read more on Wikipedia, or see the location in Google Earth.

Click below for a full screen 360° view of the scene with Flash, to read more on Wikipedia, or see the location in Google Earth.

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