Beloved Bridge

Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

Elisabeth Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

This absolutely beautiful postcard of the Elisabeth Bridge in Budapest, Hungary comes from Edit. After embarrassingly mistaking it for Chain Bridge, I have had to edit this post quite substantially. Oops. One similarity though, is the fact that both bridges cross the Danube to connect Buda to Pest. The bridge crosses the narrowest part of the river and spans 290 meters. It was originally built between 1897 and 1903 and was named after Elisabeth of Bavaria. It’s absolutely beautiful, thank you Edit!

Beautiful Budapest

Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

Definitely one of my most beautiful postcards ever comes to me from Nárcisz, who lives in Budapest, Hungary. Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a bridge in Budapest that connects the 2 parts of the city over the river, from Buda to Pest. The bridge was the first permanent crossing in Budapest across the Danube and was completed in 1849. It is also the landmark that I most closely associate with Budapest. The bridge was upgraded in 1914 and during World War 2 it was severely damaged. Luckily it was rebuilt and reopened in 1949, otherwise this amazing postcard would never have found its way to South Africa. I thank you Nárcisz for this absolutely amazing postcard!