Photographer's Note

The Budapest funicular was opened in 1870. It ascends from Clark Adam Square (at the Buda end of the Chain Bridge) up Buda Hill to the Buda Castle.
From Wikipedia: A funicular, also called funicular railway, inclined railway, inclined plane, or, in the United Kingdom, a cliff railway, is a type of cable railway in which cables attached to a tram-like vehicle on rails move it up and down a very steep slope. Typically the steepness of the track does not vary very much, which differentiates the funicular from a cable railway. In addition, the cars of a funicular are usually permanently attached at the end(s) of the cable whereas the cars on a cable railway can usually detach and reattach to the cable during normal operation. The vehicle is usually specially designed for the particular inclination, so that seats and/or floors remain roughly horizontal. In most funiculars, two cars at the end of a cable go alternately up and down on either two tracks or one track that splits and rejoins in the middle. However, there are differences in funicular layout.
The word "funicular" derives from the Latin funiculus (thin rope), a diminutive of funis (rope).

Technical: Contrast increased a little. I'm not sure about that pink tour bus in the roundabout (is it too distracting?) but decided to leave it as photographed rather than de-saturating it. I could have cropped severely to take out the background, giving I think a more elegant picture (see Workshop), but I thought the relationship of the funicular with the Danube and Pest on the opposite shore was important and so left these areas in.

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Additional Photos by Jackie Larson (jassy) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 134 W: 17 N: 308] (1065)
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