The “almost place of Olympic Games” - Népsziget, Budapest
The last island (but really, it’s a peninsula?) of the Danube near to Budapest is Népsziget, which translates to “People/Folk Island.” Located in District XIII, one can reach the island from a large, green pedestrian bridge from either Buda or Pest.
Népsziget could be much more than a suburban island of northern Pest. It used to be a wilderness, once it was called Mosquito Island. This island became part of the left bank when engineers decided to build another winter haven for the ships of Buda and Pest. The other was on the opposite side, the Dockyard Island. A dam was build to the northern tip of the island closing the river arm from the icy floods. Except fot this enclosure the place still has the shape of an island from above.
First the ships moved in this haven for winter later dockyards, repair shops, warehouses and a crane factory was established. This became Budapest’s most industrious island. It could have been different. Budapest received the rights to host the 7th Summer Olympic Games in 1920. After the war this right was given to Antwerp, but the Hungarians did not give up. They made plans to arrange the 1928 Summer Olympic Games - on this island! Unfortunately the dutch capital was granted with this opportunities.
Népsziget could have been a center of sports in Budapest, but nowdays it only hosts dismantled factories, still awaiting for a new utilization. An animal park (állatpark) which contains myriad goats, chickens, ducks, and dogs can be found as soon as one reaches the island – chances are, your nose will discover it first. Beside them, several people are scattered about the island – fishing in complete, comfortable silence.
A nagy faszt, mekkora hülyeség már ez a szöveg? Kurvára nemcsak gyárak vannak, az a terület harmada-negyede kábé, hanem óriási mulatós élet hekkezőkkel és üdülőkkel.