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Submitted on
November 11, 2011
Image Size
6.7 MB


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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 16, 2011, 10:18:32 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Thanx Mario but Princess is in another Castle HDR by ISIK5 Thanx Mario but Princess is in another Castle HDR by ISIK5
Budapest -HDR 2011

Buda Castle (Hungarian: Budavári Palota, German: Burgpalast, Turkish: Budin Kalesi) is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, first completed in 1265. In the past, it was also called Royal Palace (Hungarian: Királyi-palota) and Royal Castle (Hungarian: Királyi Vár, German: Königliche Burg).
Buda Castle was built on the southern tip of Castle Hill, bounded on the north by what is known as the Castle District (Várnegyed), famous for its Medieval, Baroque and 19th century houses, churches and public buildings. It is linked to Clark Ádám Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge by the Castle Hill Funicular.
The castle is part of the Budapest World Heritage Site, declared in 1987.

Ottoman Era

After the Battle of Mohács, the medieval Kingdom of Hungary collapsed. The Ottoman army occupied the evacuated town on 11 September, 1526. Although the town of Buda was sacked and burned, the Royal Palace was not damaged. Sultan Süleyman I carried away all the bronze statues (the Hunyadis, Pallas Athene and Hercules) with him to Constantinople. The statues were destroyed there in a rebellion a few years later. The Sultan also took many volumes from the famous Corvina library.
In 1529 the Ottoman army besieged and occupied Buda again. The palace was badly damaged at that time. On 29 August 1541 Buda was occupied again by the Ottomans without any resistance. The Hungarian capital became part of Ottoman Empire, as the seat of the Eyalet of Budin.
Although Turkish travel writers wrote enthusiastically about the beauty of the palace of the Hungarian kings, the new Ottoman government left the palace decaying. It was partially used as barracks, a storage place and stables, otherwise it stood empty.
The palace was called Iç Kala ("Inner Castle") and Hisar Peçe ("Citadel") by the Turks. The name of the cour d'honneur was "Seray meydani". The favourite nickname of the complex was "Palace of the Golden Apples".
In the era between 1541 and 1686, the Habsburgs tried to re-capture Buda several times. Unsuccessful sieges in 1542, 1598, 1603 and 1684 caused serious damage. The Ottoman authorities repaired only the fortifications.
According to 17th century sources, many buildings of the former Royal Palace were roofless and their vaults collapsed. Nonetheless the medieval palace by-and-large survived until the great siege of 1686.
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nlyadil1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
NielleDesign Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful!
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
NielleDesign Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your work!
HunterRodrigez Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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nlyadil1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
r u there
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nem0s Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Bokeh effect fits nicely here. Great job, once again :)
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