Thursday 4 June 2015
The last day of our Danube trip
Berthed outboard of the Amadeus Brilliant in Budapest, we set off
early with a morning to kill before going to the airport.
on the Citadel.
We were heading to the Chain Bridge - to go up to Buda Castle
The castle from the Széchenyi
Looking down the Danube.
Along the Chain Bridge.
Entrance to Buda Tunnel
Castle Funicular Railway.
Ornate mural near the funicular.
Through the tunnel to find an open ATM - to pay for the funicular
Having a rest after obtaining some Hungarian Forints.......
View from the funicular - the Chain Bridge and Pest on the
The mythical Turul
- symbol of the Kingdom of Hungary
on the Pest side of the Danube.
Panorama of Budapest from the castle.
The Raven - symbol of King Matthias.
Bas relief of St George.
Cannon Fodder ???
Reflections of Budapest........
....... - that's me and Kay in there.
Tourists getting in your shot everywhere!
Trabant - with an appeal for restoration donations in the window.
Not quite Buckingham Palace........
... but OK.
A last drink before getting on our coach to the airport.
Looking back at Budapest Ferenc
airport from our Norwegian Airlines Boeing 737-800.
in the distance.
Some views from 30,000ft....
Passing over Frankfurt airport.
Overtaking another jet.
Ostend Airport and the Channel coast.
Back to Blighty.... Ramsgate and the Thames estuary.
Dunsfold airfield - and the Top Gear studios - just before landing