Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 Budapest (2) Chain bridge illuminated

The chain bridge, which symbolizes the Hungarian capital of Budapest called the Pearl of the Danube, was completed in the mid-19th century as the first permanent bridge between the Buda side and the Pest side of the Danube.


The length of the bridge is 375 m, the width is 16 m, and the structure that corresponds to the rope hung on a pair of arch-shaped main towers near both banks of the bridge has come to be called a chain bridge because it resembles a chain of bicycle.

Even more entertaining to us was the four giant lion statues placed on the sides of the bridge.


Our stay in Budapest was at the Marriott Hotel on the banks of the Danube, but I didn't expect to see the chain bridge illuminated from my room, so I stood on the balcony as soon as I entered the room. I looked at the chain bridge without getting tired.


The light-up of the Chain Bridge does not illuminate everything like the Tokyo Tower, but it connects light and light like a pearl necklace to make it stand out in the darkness, a contrast of brightness and shadow. It was a poetic beauty that made full use of the elegance of the chain bridge.

According to what I heard, this lighting was done by Philips.


Fortunately, with the arrangement of a male Hungarian tour conductor living in Japan, the next night we tour members took three taxis, ran through the illuminated chain bridge, and we were thrilled. After that, we toasted at the restaurant.