Friday, August 13, 2010

Summer on The Chain Bridge Festival 2010 - Live Budapest Webcam

Large volumes of tourists are drawn to Budapest in Hungary every summer to enjoy the festivities and events of the Summer Chain Bridge Festival. On both banks of the Danube, large crowds gather to enjoy the celebrations.

This webcam captures the live events in the centre of Budapest:

Budapest webcam

The bridge is named after István Széchenyi, a major supporter of its construction. At the time of its construction, it counted as a wonder of the world. It had an enormous significance in the country's economics and life. Its decorations made of cast iron, and its construction, radiating calm dignity and balance, raised it among the most beautiful industrial monuments in Europe. It became a symbol of advancement, national awakening, and the linkage between East and West.At the beginning of July to mid-August every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm is held the Summer on The Chain Bridge Festival, such a mega event that huge volumes of flights to Hungary have arrived into the city to join this event. People gather here for music, food and a carnival atmosphere. Over seven weeks of the fair are packed full of entertainment, from theatre to folk, classical to jazz, and pop to world music. It’ brings an upbeat and lively atmosphere into the city.