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.

Soviet-era 'Liberty' statue on the Citadel.

We were heading to the Chain Bridge - to go up to Buda Castle

Buda Castle.

Fisherman's Bastion

The castle from the Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Looking down the Danube.

Along the Chain Bridge.

Entrance to Buda Tunnel

Budapest Castle Funicular Railway.

Ornate mural near the funicular.

Through the tunnel to find an open ATM - to pay for the funicular tickets.

Having a rest after obtaining some Hungarian Forints.......

View from the funicular - the Chain Bridge and Pest on the opposite bank.

The mythical Turul Bird - symbol of the Kingdom of Hungary

Hungarian Parliament Building on the Pest side of the Danube.

Panorama of Budapest from the castle.

Matthias Fountain

The Raven - symbol of King Matthias.

Bas relief of St George.

Soldier Statue.

Mathhias Church

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 Liszt airport from our Norwegian Airlines Boeing 737-800.

Lake Balaton in the distance.

Some views from 30,000ft....

Passing over Frankfurt airport.

Overtaking another jet.

Brussels Airport

Ostend Airport and the Channel coast.

Back to Blighty.... Ramsgate and the Thames estuary.

Dunsfold airfield - and the Top Gear studios - just before landing at Gatwick.

©Ken Duffey

June 2015