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Travel poster of Lake Balaton, 1967. By Philipp Giegel #Balaton #Hungary

Travel poster of Lake Balaton, 1967. By Philipp Giegel #Balaton #Hungary

gypsy children playing violin in street, budapest, hungary, 1939 photo by william vandivert

gypsy children playing violin in street, budapest, hungary, 1939 photo by william vandivert

Budapest, 1945.

Budapest, 1945.

Internationally famous Hungarian-American escape artist Harry Houdini

Internationally famous Hungarian-American escape artist Harry Houdini

The old Elisabeth Bridge (in Budapest,Hungary), built between 1898 and 1903 was the longest suspension bridge of its time with a single span of 290 meters (954 feet). It was blown by the retreating German troops at the end of WWII

The old Elisabeth Bridge (in Budapest,Hungary), built between 1898 and 1903 was the longest suspension bridge of its time with a single span of 290 meters (954 feet). It was blown by the retreating German troops at the end of WWII

Budapest 1956

Budapest 1956

Zeppelin over Budapest, 29th March, 1931

Zeppelin over Budapest, 29th March, 1931

Zeppelin over Budapest, 29th March, 1931

Zeppelin over Budapest, 29th March, 1931

1931 - Graf Zeppelin over Budapest

1931 - Graf Zeppelin over Budapest

Load-test of the new Elizabeth Bridge in 1964.

Load-test of the new Elizabeth Bridge in 1964.

Load-test of the new Elisabeth Bridge in 1964.

Load-test of the new Elisabeth Bridge in 1964.

Astoria, Budapest, 1931.

Astoria, Budapest, 1931.

Astoria, Budapest, 1931.

Astoria, Budapest, 1931.

Construction of the original Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet-híd.) Lasted 1897-1903! The bridge was named after Elizabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, wife of Francis Joseph I assassinated in Geneva in 1898. Its 290-meter span over the Danube, made it the longest suspension bridge in the world. Blown up by German troops at the end of WW II, it is the only Danube bridge in Budapest that was not rebuilt after the war. Instead, a new bridge was built between 1960 and 1964.

Construction of the original Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet-híd.) Lasted 1897-1903! The bridge was named after Elizabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, wife of Francis Joseph I assassinated in Geneva in 1898. Its 290-meter span over the Danube, made it the longest suspension bridge in the world. Blown up by German troops at the end of WW II, it is the only Danube bridge in Budapest that was not rebuilt after the war. Instead, a new bridge was built between 1960 and 1964.

that looks like an old streetcar entering a tunnel or underground

that looks like an old streetcar entering a tunnel or underground

A shunting accident on 4th October 1962, saw a 10 carriage-section of a train crash through its buffers, across the platform of the Nyugati (Western) Railway station, though the glass facade designed by Gutav Eiffel, and right out onto Lenin Boulevard (nowadays Teréz Körút) through the quick action of the rail staff, and the use of the loudspeaker, passengers were warned away, and there were no fatalities.

A shunting accident on 4th October 1962, saw a 10 carriage-section of a train crash through its buffers, across the platform of the Nyugati (Western) Railway station, though the glass facade designed by Gutav Eiffel, and right out onto Lenin Boulevard (nowadays Teréz Körút) through the quick action of the rail staff, and the use of the loudspeaker, passengers were warned away, and there were no fatalities.