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!