Part three of our stay includes images from a night out in the city. We visited the Fisherman's Bastion and Castle Hill, from part one again, because we were told that it's quite a sight to see Budapest at night from those places. All of these images have been taken with my new Canon 6D.

This Series includes:
Part One: Visiting Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion
Part Two: Visiting Heroes Square, City Park and the Zoo
Part Three: A Night in Budapest (1)
Part Four: A Night in Budapest (2) 
Part Five: Visiting Great Market Hall and roaming the city
Part Six: Visiting the Hungarian Parliament

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In the first shot you can see the Budapest Chain Bridge, with the funicular tracks lit up on the left side in the background.

Buda Castle lit up at night. Since these were the first night images I was taking with the new camera I didn't get the exposure quite right and over blew part of the main dome. But I managed to correct it in post.

The bridge in this next shot, was opened in 1849, and thus became the first permanent bridge in the Hungarian capital. The bridge's cast iron structure was updated and strengthened in 1914. In World War II, the bridge was severely damaged during Siege of Budapest, and was rebuilt and reopened 1949. It's very beautiful at night, so we stayed a bit longer on it, to take some images.

On top of the Castle hill, we immediately went to the balconies of the Fisherman's Bastion. Next to it is the Matthias Church.

As you can see in the backgrounds of these shots the city is truly magnificent. The warm glow of the lights, really sets you in a calm mood, while the view on the Danube is breathtaking. You won't see much action in the shots that follow, because we were simply hanging out and enjoying the sights.

I don't know what sort of event or manifestation was being held in the city that night, but blue laser-like rays have been circling above Budapest the whole night, giving quite a nice touch to these nightly shots.

The next images shows the Matthias Church located right next to the balconies where we stood. Officially named as the Church of Our Lady, it has been popularly named after King Matthias, who ordered the transformation of its original southern tower. According to church tradition, it was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015.

I hope you forgive so many shots cramed in one post, but with the new camera we went a little overboard and made lots and lots of images, from which I selected around 60 to be spread out in two posts. So we will continue or night in Budapest in the next post. We will move to new locations though.


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