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A bastion with a view: Flickr photo of the day

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During the Middle Ages, a fisherman’s guild named Fisherman’s Bastion protected the city walls of Budapest along this bend in the Danube River. In the mid-1940s a viewing terrace was built where the wall once stood. This beautiful image of Pest (half of Budapest), the River Danube and the Hungarian House of Parliament, captured by Washington, D.C.-based photographer J.Y. O’Reilly, is reminiscent of the work of 15th-century engraver Albrecht Dürer.

Each year, the technology behind modern digital cameras gets closer to rendering an image as well as Dürer did some 500 years ago. This black-and-white image is timeless and our minds supply whatever colors we wish.

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