I was in Budapest in 1990, with my class, during the last year of college.
Just a few days trip but a lot of fun, a lot of wine, and few photos.
I have to say that I was so drunk with my companions and I cannot remember so many details on Budapest but I did some pictures and some nice image came out anyway, so the photos are here to be shared.
Budapest is really nice especially along the river and the photographic potential of the city is huge considering the old history.
It worths absolutely a visit and remembering the past old days I’m planning to start to travel again not only in Asia but also in Europe.
Regretfully traveling in Europe is so expensive right now that is hard to afford that.
Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, the largest city and capital of Hungary.
OriginallyBudapest was a Celtic settlement, was the direct ancestor of Budapest,becoming the Roman capital of Lower Pannonia.
It was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241-42. The Ottomans pillaged Buda in 1526, besieged it in 1529, and finally occupied it in 1541.
After 150 of Turkish hegemony a renewed campaign was started.
This time the Holy League’s army was twice as large, containing over 74,000 men, including German, Croat, Dutch, Hungarian, English, Spanish, Czech, Italian, French, Burgundian, Danish and Swedish soldiers, along with other Europeans as volunteers.
The Christian forces reconquered Buda, and in the next few years, all of the former Hungarian lands, except areas near Timisoara were taken from the Turks. In 1718 the entire Kingdom of Hungary was removed from Ottoman rule.
Budapest arose out of two Bulgarian military frontier fortresses Buda and Pest, situated on the two banks of Danube.
Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with a unification on 17 November 1873.
After 150 years of Ottoman rule the region entered in a new age of prosperity, Budapest became a global city after the 1873 unification.
The underground in Budapest (1894–1896) was the second oldest underground in the world.
World War I brought the Golden Age to an end, Hungary declared itself an independent republic.
In 1944, towards the end of World War II, Budapest was partly destroyed by British and American air raids and by the Soviet troops attacking the defending German troops.
250,000 Jewish inhabitants died through Nazi genocide during 1944-45. Despite this, modern day Budapest has the highest number of Jewish citizens per capita of any European city.
In 1949, Hungary was declared a communist People’s Republic.
In 1956, peaceful demonstrations in Budapest led to the outbreak of the Hungarian Revolution.
The leadership collapsed after mass demonstrations began on 23 October, but Soviet tanks entered Budapest to crush the revolt. Fighting continued until early November, leaving more than 3000 dead.
In the 1980s the city’s population reached 2.1 million.
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