My Budapest (34): The flood of the century
I didn’t invent the phrase ‘flood of the century’, but it seems that it is absolutely true: the water level was the highest ever recorded. I took these photos yesterday evening, after the highest level had been reached. Enjoy the photos – and click on each picture to enlarge it!
From the Margit bridge, Budapest offered as always a nice view in spite of the flood:
But the truth is that whole streets have been flooded. The whole Antall József street (behind the Parliament) and the Danube promenade disappeared under the water, together with the well-known ‘Shoes on the Danube‘ memorial.
After crossing the Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lánchíd) to Buda, similar views could be seen: both Friedrich Born and Sztehlo Gábor streets were flooded, and the police kept anyone at a distance:
And finally, Margitsziget (the Margaret Island) was completely closed, all workers and tourists have been evacuated, and the authorities did their best to ‘defend’ it. And that’s pretty all I saw yesterday evening – an unforgettable walk, to be sure!