From the top of the Citadella, the wonderful Budapest reveals all of its attractions in this first article devoted to Hungary, during a month’s stay in the Hungarian capital in this country at the crossroads of Europe.
he cars are in perfect alignment. One after the other, they advance and stop continuously, always at the same imperturbable rhythm. They leave in their wake a trickle of light that runs all along the Erzsébet bridge and rushes into the city, following the main arteries. The repetition of the movement gives a hypnotic effect and we could sit here for hours watching the heart of the city of Budapest beat, its pulse. It’s like entering the soul of a city, secretly, and being able to see the lives of people in it without them being aware that someone is watching them. It’s about being able to rise up and have access to a different dimension of space than the one we’re used to and that we come into contact with every day. To have the chance to see further, and yet so close to detail.
In the distance, the most important buildings and architectural treasures of the city of Pest light up one after the other, as does the historical museum on the Buda side. Formerly two cities separated by the famous Danube, Buda and Pest today form the capital of Hungary. Drowned in a stormy past, Budapest has become a capital of European level definitively turned towards the future and modernity, without neglecting its rich past.
From the top of the Citadella, which became a symbol of the Hungarian revolution of 1956, the view of the city is unstoppable. The clouds form an ocean which ripples with the wind. In the distance the sun lights up one last time with its warm colors before disappearing behind one of the countless hills of Budapest. The bluish color of the sky harmonizes with the yellowish lights of the city. Budapest is about to spend another quiet night without a doubt. A first immersion in the Hungarian capital while pictures.