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The castle of Veszprém

Originally the fort of the city. Today we call it castle or castle district. You can see the original walls of the fort built on a 500 meter long and 40 meter high rock.

The fort and the city was a wedding present of our first king to his qeen. The royal wedding took place in 996, since then Veszprém has been called the city of queens.

The most illustrious building is the cathedral with the two steeples. Its predecessor was founded by Queen Gizella in 997 and this cathedral has ever been the official coronation place of the Hungarian queens. Veszprém's bishop holds the privilege to crown the queen. Sadly, our last queen was not crowned here. Due to the wartime situation in 1916, the bishop travelled to Budapest for the coronation.
On the far left, you can see the sculptures of the first royal couple.

Today, there is one street in the middle of the district with beautiful old houses on both sides stretching to the walls. Now very few people live in the castle district. Most of the buildings are museums, galleries, offices and schools.

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This is not a cropped or edited version of my yesterday’s post. This is a different shot with different settings, correct white balance and sharper focus. This time I used a tele lens and a tripod as well.
ISO speed: 100
Focal length: 100mm x 1.6 (160mm equiv.)

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