Photographer's Note

Today I met my friend in our hometown, Vác to test his new Canon 450D. We also went down to the ferry station, to the bank of the river Danube. The ferry transports cars and people between Vác and the Island of Szentendre (to the town of Tahitótfalu). In this photo you can see the ferryboat on the other side.
Right after the man moved away from the lamppost, I also climbed up there and I found that place excellent for thinking and philosophing in the light. ((: That's why I gave this title to the photo.

Vác is a city in Pest county in Hungary with approximately 33,000 inhabitants. The town is occasionally known in Hungarian by the archaic names Vacz and Vacs.
Vác is located 34 kilometres north of Budapest on the left bank of the Danube river where it bends to begin its southern route. The town is seated at the foot of the Naszály Mountain on the outskirts of the Carpathians.
Vác is a commercial center as well as a popular summer resort for citizens of Budapest. The cathedral, built 1761–1777, was modelled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The episcopal palace houses a museum for Roman and medieval artifacts. The city is also known for its 18th century arch of triumph and for its beautiful baroque city center.
Settlement in Vác dating as far back as the Roman Empire has been found.
Bishops from the diocese were influential within the Kingdom of Hungary, with many serving as chancellors or later becoming archbishops.
The town was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1541. During the Habsburg Monarchy's wars against the Ottomans, the Austrians won victories against the Turks at Vác in 1597 and 1684.

The Island of Szentendre covers an area of 56 km˛, it's 31km long and 3,5 km wide (between Tahitótfau and Vác). There are fields, orchards and vineyards in the island, but several sheltered species of plants and birds live here.

from Wikipedia

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 450D
Exposure Time: 10
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 34/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-11-08 18:10
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 207 kb

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