The Floating Houses of Lake Bokodi.

Lake Bokodi, in the village of Bokod, about 80 kilometers west of Budapest, Hungary, is an artificial lake created in 1961 by the Oroszlány Thermal Power Company by flooding a low-lying meadow next to the plant.
The power plant draws cold water from the lake to operate its boilers, and warm water is returned back to the lake.
This continues recycling of the water causes the lake to never freeze even in the chilly winter air.
Over the years, the lake became a popular spot for fishing and angling, and a number of small wooden cottage on stilts were erected by the locals, with wooden boardwalks leading to them.
As Lake Bokodi’s fame spread through the internet, tourists and photographers started thronging to this remote village.
See more great images via Floating Houses of Lake Bokodi | Amusing Planet

View of a Frozen Danube River.

Photograph by Tamás Rizsavi
In Budapest’s heart the Danube river is rarely seen in this frozen state.

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It occurred 5 years ago last time, this is why it’s a special moment.

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It was worth being out in the -20 C degrees to capture its beauty.
More info: Facebook
Source: I Captured The Rare View Of The Frozen Danube In Budapest | Bored Panda

‘Fairy Tale Lake.’

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“This little lake is a part of my life,” writes Your Shot member Gabor Dvornik, who lives half a mile from its location on a natural reserve in Sződliget, Hungary.
“I shoot here nearly every month, sometimes every week.
It has a very special air in every season, but to have a nice, misty day is rare, as wind is always present due to the nearby Duna River.
”Seeing the fog during a last glance outside the night before, Dvornik slept only three hours to make it to the lake for a “dream” shoot. “It was utterly ghostly and very moody out there,” he writes.
“I felt like I was in a fantasy tale, in an enchanted land.
I was so euphoric that I made around 500 captures and walked around the lake two to three times.”
Source: Photo of the Day – Best Photos of 2015 – Photo Gallery – National Geographic

The Surreal Work of Sarolta Bán.

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Sarolta Bán is a 27 year old self-taught photographer and photo manipulator from Budapest, Hungary.
Originally a jewelery designer, Sarolta usually works on an image from a few hours to a couple of days and uses up to 100 different layers for one beautiful picture. 
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See more via Amazing surreal photo manipulations by Sarolta Bán | InspireFirst.

Sparkling Night Trams, Budapest.

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And the object of their photography are the amazing Budapest city trams decorated with 30 thousand LED light bulbs.
Trams have become one of the latest additions to the fashionable streets in Budapest.
Check out the twinkling…
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See more trams via Wonderful Glowing In Night Trams Budapest.

A Ghostly Tram in Budapest.

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Tram in Budapest caught with flash
I was trying to get the effect of a moving tram only to get this ghostly tram image.
This was taken in the Buda area of Budapest, near the Chain Bridge
Image Credit: Photograph by BAMC01/GuardianWitness
See more images via Regular haunts: readers’ photos on the theme of eerie | Community | The Guardian

Frozen Budapest.

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On a Monday afternoon back in December of the year 2014 I got a call from a photographer, that a whole district of Budapest is totally under ice and the trees are falling over because of the ice pressure.
At this moment I never thought that this call would end in the most exciting press-work of my whole life.
I met with other photographer in the early hours of the following day and we get up the hills of Buda.
We just knew one thing – everyone told us “don’t go up there, it’s extremely dangerous”.
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But we had to. After we exit the bus we saw the first tree falling over, just a few meters away from us.
After this awful shock we started our way into little streets, far away from the main street, listening to one sound – the sound of the trees. The sound of branches braking under the weight of Ice.
The little once were not that dangerous, but nearly every ten minute we saw a giant tree collapsing, braking into the roof of a house or falling on a car.
I personally was not afraid, because I knew that I had to do my job. I had to show people the power of nature, so there was no time to think about the consequences.
By looking up for nearly the whole time (I had never watched trees and branches for such a long time) I photographed powerful nature to show what it is able to do to helpless people.
Read on via Frozen Apocalyptic Budapest After Ice Fog | Bored Panda.

Climbing above Budapest.

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by Tamás Rizsavi
For 6 years I’ve been climbing Budapest’s most significant buildings, towers, monuments and everything I can to shoot the perfect pictures about my hometown.
Real love and passion!
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I even risk my life to take pictures of my hometown in unrepeatable lights and from unbelievable heights.
I try to take pictures in different lights and weather conditions because I would like to show everyone how beautiful Budapest is.
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Originally I am a train driver but my true passion is photography.
With that, I would like to show the world how proud I am of the place where I live.
More info: Facebook
Source: I Risk My Life To Photograph My Hometown Budapest From The Best Angle | Bored Panda

A Copperplate view of Pressburg by Hogenberg 1535-1590.

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This colored copperplate view of Bratislava (Posonium in Latin, known as Pressburg during the period of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empire) is the oldest and best-known popular depiction of the city.
The creator of this edited copy of the print was the German master Franz Hogenberg (1535−90).
At the time the print was made, Bratislava was the capital of Hungary and was also a coronation city of the Habsburg rulers.
The view depicts the Danube River, dominated by Bratislava Castle, which was a seat of the Hungarian part of the Habsburg monarchy until 1780.
An interesting note in the upper-right part of the view mentions Wolfgang Lazius (1514−65), who was an important Hungarian humanist and cartographer and the author of the second oldest map of Hungary (1556).
In 1593 this view was used in the book Civitates orbis terrarum. Liber quartus urbium praecipuarum totius mundi (The cities of the world. The fourth book of the principal cities of the world), published in Cologne by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg.
via Pressburg, Posonium, or Pisonium, a Hungarian City as Depicted by Wolfgang Lazius – World Digital Library.

Golden-bellied mangabey monkey born at Budapest Zoo.

Golden-bellied mangabey monkey born at Budapest Zoo.
Photo: A small baby monkey scratches the head of an adult monkey. Only 12 zoos are believed to have golden-bellied mangabeys. (Attila Kovacs/MTI via AP)
A rare monkey only held by a handful of zoos around the world has been born in Budapest, bringing the total in captivity globally to 27.
The baby golden-bellied mangabey, whose species originates in the forests of West Africa, was born October 22.
Budapest Zoo spokesman Zoltan Hanga said on Friday the infant had not yet been named or its gender determined because keepers did not want to disturb the monkeys’ intimacy to inspect the newborn.
Mr Hanga said only 12 zoos have golden-bellied mangabeys.

Photo: A small baby monkey sits close to an adult monkey.The baby monkey will contribute to preserving genetic diversity among the members of its species in captivity. (Attila Kovacs/MTI via AP)
The ancestors of this infant’s father are from zoos in the United States while the mother’s are from European zoos, so the baby monkey is contributing to preserving genetic diversity among the members of the species in captivity.
Mr Hanga said their exact preservation status in the wild is unknown.via AP
Source: Golden-bellied mangabey monkey born at Budapest Zoo – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)