Friday, August 05, 2005

New for Old

While googling around for the old Budapest pics in the last post I came across a fantastic site that matches up new and old Budapest. If you know or remember the streets of Bp, then it's a must-see site.

It concentrates on forgotten tram routes but it looks like they ran everywhere. Click here then scroll down and click on a street you know. For example, try Bajcsy to see the 49 tram rolling down the street (today it only runs from Deák Ferenc tér).

6 Comments:

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Varangy said...

Awesome.

My Mom used to tell me about the trams across Erzebethid. Apparently, one of my uncles would hop on the back (outside) and ride for free.

http://hampage.hu/kozlekedes/erzsebethid/e_index.html

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger Varangy said...

For some more oldie Bp. pics, go here:

http://kepeslap.ixys.hu/

Click on 'Budapest régen' ---

pic #4 shows, if I am not mistaken, tram #17 coming across Erzebethid.

#2 is the Opera

#3 is post-war with the Lanchid and Erzebethid in ruins, but temporary bridge in place.

#5 is from church at Marcius 15. ter -- again trams going across Erzebethid.

#7 Oktogon? Deak Ferenc? Dunno.

#8 = ?

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Varangy said...

Last thing, notice that in pic #4 -- traffic is on the left.

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger Timbo said...

Great pics. In addition to your comments ...

#1 is the corner of Bajcsy and Andrassy. Most of these buildings look exactly the same as now. Missing a metro stop though and that building on the left now houses a used book shop.

#7 is definitely Oktogon in my mind. The metro stop's in the right place and the building at the very left of the pic is now the Burger King.

#8 is the Vig szinhaz on Szt Isvan krt. Again, looks the same as now but missing all the buildings looming over it from behind.

Excellent stuff.

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger Varangy said...

Good call on #8. That is so obvious that only an utter douche-bag like me would miss it.

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger Varangy said...

If I am not totally off, the top-most balcony on the left of #1 (corner of Andrassy & Bajcsy) is now occupied by DDF Productions -- a porn company resident in Bp.

 

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