Another photography post! Well I did say I would continue the tale of my Danube cruise on Thursdays.
The same evening we arrived on board the ship, we sailed out of Budapest.
Up on deck we watched the beautiful sight of Budapest at night. Deciding on the right camera settings was tricky and I tried a few alternatives.
The first thing that caught my eye was the Freedom Statue up on the hill. We were told more than once that she was carrying an olive branch, though if it was it must have been quite a cluster of olive branches. On my return, a little investigation showed it to be a palm leaf. I took another photograph of the Elizabeth bridge before we sailed under it. In the distance you can see the parliament building. More of that later.
Just before we went under the bridge I could see the St Gellert Citadel Liberation Monument lit up on the hill.But the real treat as we sailed along was the parliament building. The specks in the sky are not stars but birds wheeling around in the sky. Apparently they are disturbed by the light but it is turned off at midnight so they can get some rest!