Red Bull Air Race 2008

this year there was no flying under Chain Bridge

Hungarion version

Fotó: Völgyi Attila / blog.volgyiattila.hu

This year none of the pilots were allowed to make the fly under landmark Chain Bridge which became a tradition bound to the race. However the operative branch overseeing security measures of the event did allow the flights under the bridge, organisers of Red Bull decided not to take the risk considering the high water level of the river and the high amount of debris it carries with it. They didn’t want to risk adding some airplane parts to it.

George W. Bush speech in Budapest

view from Citadel serves as a special backdrop

Hungarion version
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George W. Bush president of the US delivers his speech held in Budapest, Hungary on June 22, 2006.

It is not the first time and perhaps not the last either Budapest to greet a president of the USA. Visit of George W. Bush in the city will be memorable for me. Not only because it is connected to the commemoration events of the 1956 uprising, but because it was the first time I had a chance to photograph the president of the USA and the first lady – but not the last time to this either.