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Parkouring Budapest with Danee Marmolejo

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A photographic journey through the streets and the history of the ancient city with the Mexican Parkour athlete Danee Marmolejo.






The Red Bull Art of Motion attracts, as every year, the best of parkour worldwide. This year took place in Matera, Italy, a small and beautiful city located south of the Italian peninsula.
The prominent Mexican athlete Danee Marmolejo, who would participate in that event was previously in Budapest for the World Urban Games (WUG). I had long wanted to work with him and this time, in Budapest, we were very close. So I contacted him, told him about the idea and he accepted it right away.


We traced an initial route that would run over the emblematic sites of the city and then we would let the chance show us the path.

Centuries of history were perceived in each span of the ancient capital traveled by this great artist of body motion and free running.

Here the result of that particular and very personal way to discover Budapest, through the steps of a Parkour top athlet.



Élvezd!





Széchenyi lánchíd is a chain bridge that spans the Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest. In World War II, the bridge was blown up by the retreating Germans during the Siege of Budapest, with only the towers remaining. It was rebuilt, and reopened in 1949.


We supposed not to shoot on our scouting day, but... The blue hour of sunset caught us in the Chain Bridge, we wanted to capture him with the big lions in front of him. Unfortunately, the sun went faster than our rush and we couldn't capture them clearly.
Even so we achieved some interesting ones with the streetlight and the traffic.

The first weekend of autumn gave us a bright golden light that catches us up high in the Krisztinaváros, west of Castle Hill.
District VII, Erzsébetváros. Danee making a no hands flip.
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Danee's extension as wide as the height of Mátyás Templom.
Fisherman's Bastion, Halászbástya.
Stairs of the Fisherman's Bastion, Halászbástya.
Széchenyi at the morning lights.
District VII, Erzsébetváros.


Danee is an athlete, an entrepreneur and a full-time Parkour professional.
Grown and trained in the streets of Mexico City, he build himself under the philosophy and ethics of Parkour whose motto "Be strong to be useful" has also led his career.

You can learn more about him and Parkour through  his social networks:


Parkouring Budapest with Danee Marmolejo
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Parkouring Budapest with Danee Marmolejo

Discovering the streets and the history of Budapest with the Mexican Parkour athlete Danee Marmolejo.
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