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Let’s return to our travels ….
We navigated our way into the hills of Buda where we were to stay for a couple of days. Sadly too far out to make night photography a practical prospect – a pity as I had hoped for just that opportunity. Originally three cities straddling the Danube with Buda and Óbuda on the west bank and Pest on the east, Budapest was ‘born’ 189 years ago today on 17 November 1823. Still a city with different personalities the question for me was how to encapsulate my impressions of it in a handful of photographs. I have decided on a set of different posts combining both sides of the river and this first one features Buda from Pest,  Pest from Buda  and the magnificent Parliament building, completed in 1904, that legislatively and emotionally connects the two. Isn’t it frustrating when the light isn’t ‘right’? Still, as I mention on my website I take photographs of my travels rather than claiming to specialise in travel photography and this is one of those cases when perfect light would transform the scene. It’s still frustrating though!

(All images are copyright to Noeline Smith)

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