If you were wondering what Budapest looked like half a century ago, for instance, sometime in the 1940′s or 1950′s, you may enjoy watching this short but lovely video. The film is seems to be an early video clip (or even could be an advertisement of sun tan spray or the healthy bathing culture, which still make Hungarian water polo players and swimmers stand out in sports races and contests).
The historical B&W recording starts with the Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), then goes on to the Chain Bridge, then there are some scenes centering around spring-love-beautiful-legged-women, then there is the odd spray scene (an early Hungarian ad?), and then several swimming and bathing places, including the Szechenyi Baths.
So this lovely romantic, strange and funny video is not first and foremost a historical Budapest travel guide, but more about Budapest ‘the city of waters’ and a love song performed by Andras Nemery (There is Something in You, Mademoiselle). Still the footage is accompanied by showing some of the top attractions of Budapest. The video is black and white and might be originating from the WW2 years.