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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
October 24, 2011
From journal Two Days in Hungary
New York, New York
March 30, 2011
From journal Old World Charm with a Modern Outlook
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
March 17, 2006
From journal The Buda in Budapest
August 3, 2005
Completion of the bridge sparked the economic revival that led to the Golden Century for Hungary. It was also a prominent factor that allowed the provincial towns of Pest and Budato combine into a fast-growing metropolis.
In 1989, people demonstrated on the chain bridge for freedom and independence. It has since rightly become a symbol of both Budapest and Hungarian liberty. The bridge, however, did not escape the perils of war. As they retreated, German troops blew up the bridge in January 1945. The bridge was restored on the 100th anniversary of its inauguration, in 1949. New floodlights were installed in 1999 to mark the 150th anniversary of the bridge.
The stately lions at either side are symbols of strength and fortitude. Views of Pest from the bridge are spectacular, and the bridge is best traveled on foot. Bring plenty of film to takes lots of photographs as you cross the bridge on your way to the Buda castle district.
From journal A Magyar Experience