As a keen photography type person, a wander to some of Europe’s greatest cities has always had much to commend it. I recently completed my 3rd such journey on a charity banger rally ( the details of which y0u can read about here). This was a much tougher journey than the previous ones and liberated far fewer photos; not least because the weather across Northern Europe was very rainy. So, when we finally rolled carefully into Budapest at the end of the journey I was delighted to discover a beautiful city having some decent weather.

Budapest very quickly raced towards the top of my favourite cities chart. Lots to see and do, a great atmosphere and lots of stuff lit up and night. Here are a few photos from a photo walk we did on our last night around the bridges over the Danube. I didn’t take a tripod with me for weight reasons so these were taken with an increasingly wobbly GorillaPod or, mostly, on any flat surface I could find.

You can download free hi-res versions of these images from Morguefile here.

St. Stephen’s Basilica

Chain Bridge with Buda Castle in background – the classic Budapest shot

On the Chain Bridge

Looking over the Danube up to the Fisherman’s Bastion
Looking North up the Danube

The Chain Bridge from the other side

Boats on the Danube

And another…

@dougier taking photos from the Elizabeth Bridge

Towards Austria from the Elizabeth Bridge

A late night street