A Foggy Day at Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest, Hungary.

While touring Eastern Europe in December 2010, I associated the various cities I visited with different types of weather conditions. Prague was all about the snow, Vienna was all about the bitter cold wind and Budapest was all about the grey overcast days and … fog.

I’d been able to take such lovely photos in Prague. Touring the city by night had been a particularly joyful experience. It’s a beautiful city anytime of the year, but there’s something quite magical about seeing it at Christmastime, at night while big fluffy snowflakes are gently falling all around you.

Then came Budapest and all her fog. On the first night there, we did a night tour. I was disappointed when my photos came out blurry and only managed to get a few really good shots.

The next morning, we toured such sites as Hősök tere (Heroes Square), Matthias Church and Halászbástya (Fisherman’s Bastion). I began to see how the fog actually enhanced some of my photos making them look cool, dark, and mysterious. I ended up taking hundreds of photos just at Fisherman’s Bastion.

The Halászbástya or Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
The Halászbástya or Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest, Hungary

Fisherman’s Bastion is a terrace resting on the “buda” bank of the Danube River on Castle Hill in Budapest. Built in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque styles and offering stunning views into the city, it’s a great place for photo opportunities like this.

For more information on Fisherman’s Bastion, check out what Wikipedia has to say.

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  1. Yeah, I got some really cool photos. 🙂

    I do look forward to one day visiting Budapest on a warm summer’s day. Would love to see that view without the fog!

  2. I’m glad you’ve found a use for all the fog here 🙂 No, actually, it’s not that bad at all, and I do kind of like the vibe it gives this ancient and bewildering city sometimes. But I’ve never heard of anybody actually putting it to good use, so well done! Nice shots 🙂

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