Photographs: Two views of the Castle Hill funicular in Budapest

A funicular is a type of railway in which a cable attached to a pair of cars on rails moves them up and down a steep slope, such that the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalance each other. That is, as one ascends, the other, descends at precisely the same pace because a cable ties the two cars together. The funicular you see in the first photograph is the tourist’s usual way to the top of Castle Hill in Budapest. The second photograph is the scene a rider in the front car sees on the way down. The suspension bridge in the distance crosses the Danube River to Pest, the flat part of the city.

View of Budapest from Castle Hill, descending in the funicular


About Guy N. Texas

Guy N. Texas is the pen name of a lawyer living in Dallas, who is now a liberal. He was once conservative, but this word has so morphed in meaning that he can no longer call himself that in good conscience. Guy has no political aspirations. He speaks only for himself.
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