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Parliament from Buda

Parliament from Buda

The street light is on the rakpart (river road), which has been totally submerged. The water is expected to rise by at least several meters before it crests, so that will mean even more roads close to the river will be flooded and buildings will be damaged.

Hard to tell from this distance shot, but the road in front of Parliament is also under water, and the river is slowly climbing up the stairs to the building.

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/250s f/11.0 at 66.0mm iso100 full exif

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Brian Dwyer 20-Jun-2013 21:23
Holy Moly.. great shot... amazing more that this was not very well covered by UK American media
Chris Spracklen11-Jun-2013 20:34
Extraordinary sight, Helen!
So sad to see this.
It could almost be Venice!
Fine shot all the same. *V*
Pierre Schneider11-Jun-2013 16:57
Incredible !
Buba Jafarli11-Jun-2013 08:07
In the last decade this disaster comes to Budapest, Prague and other central European cities almost every spring... Good shot, Helen! V.
Karen Stuebing09-Jun-2013 20:51
Wow, this is really a bad flood. I can tell from this image that the water is already high enough to damage the building. Superb composition and photojournalism. V.
Lieve Snellings09-Jun-2013 14:14
The view is incredible beautiful...
Then I saw the water in the streets and think it is not so much appreciated and must be very difficult to live in...
What a mood in one image, you captured the beauty and desaster in the same time at the same place... V
danad09-Jun-2013 08:38
A very impressive image. If it was not so terrible I could say this is a surrealistic vision of Buda. V.
John Hamers09-Jun-2013 07:09
Incredible flood disaster. , this capture sure gives a an impression of the magnitude of it !!V
Mairéad08-Jun-2013 22:23
OMG - hope there is no risk of the Parliament itself being flooded. V
pkocinski08-Jun-2013 21:35
Holy Cow - it's flooding everywhere in the world!
Jola Dziubinska08-Jun-2013 19:48
Incredible sight, dangerous situation for this beautiful city. V.
Stephanie08-Jun-2013 18:46
Holy cow! I can't get over how high the water level is! If it's not due to crest until June 11, then this is going to be horrifically serious! :(
Stay safe my Hungarian friends! V
J S Quesada08-Jun-2013 18:39
Wow... Impressive document. Even from the distance it is possible to see how the water level is so abnormally close to the bridge deck. V
Chris Morton08-Jun-2013 18:18
creepy - hope neither you or other citizens are in danger
John Reynolds08-Jun-2013 18:11
An amazing sight. You have captured this flood disaster very well.
joseantonio08-Jun-2013 17:59
Wow, amazing image showing the dimensions of this tragedy.V.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)08-Jun-2013 17:52
Una immagine terribile!