During my brief visit in my hometown Arad, located in Transylvania, Romania, I’ve taken a picture of the building that hosts the Mayor’s office and the local council.

The building was built when Arad was part of the Austro-Hungarian double empire, and Hungarians formed the ethnic majority in the town.

The building with an impressive tower in the middle of it, is one of the early buildings built by the most important Hungarian Art Nouveau architects, namely Ödön Lechner and Ferenc Pekár between 1872–1875.

In my childhood, I think I walked next to it for a thousand of times.

In this region all things are connected with each other, therefore Arad and Budapest for sure are part of the same story …and for sure both are part of my story.