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BUDA-PAST: BRIDGES OF BUDAPEST

Do you know which bridge of Budapest can be seen on this vintage picture and approximately when it was taken?

1945 Lánchíd

It was the first bridge in Hungary over the River Danube. Before being destroyed by retreating German troops in 1945, it looked like this in the 1930s:

Budapest 1930s

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Here’s a hand; today it shines like this:

Esti Lánchíd-mw

The answer is: It is the Chain Bridge, a national symbol of Hungary. The first photo was taken after the Second World War, in 1945. The second picture is a vintage one from the 30s. Don’t miss to walk across it if you visit Budapest!

photos: ilyenisvoltbudapest.hu; mesterfoto.blogspot.hu