The Hungarian Parliament as seen from the opposite bank of the Danube.
The Danube River, once the north eastern border of the Roman empire, provides gorgeous reflections at night from the twined cities, Buda and Pest (Budapest). Together these now merged cities straddle the river with dramatic bridges and buildings.
A modern bridge, spanning the Danube. The river takes a couple of sweeping bends within the area of the city centre. Széchenyi Lánchíd, the chain bridge, crosses the Danube and leads directly up to the Buda Castle. The Széchenyi Lánchíd, chain bridge and Buda castle. Matthias Church in the castle district. Approaching the Budapest Parliament Building, on the east side of the Danube. Approaching the Budapest Parliament Building, on the east side of the Danube. Alongside the river lies the Buda Castle complex, with a commanding position over the Buda part of the twined city of Budapest. Built on top of a ridge that provides a natural landscape for a defensive and commanding position, the castle looks towards the west with the rolling hills of the city in the near distance.