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).


At 7:57 PM, Blogger Varangy said...


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.

At 8:23 PM, Blogger Varangy said...

For some more oldie Bp. pics, go here:

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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