Rumbach street synagogue

Rumbach street synagogue

The Rumbach Street synagogue (Rumbach utcai zsinagóga) is located in my very neighbourhood (Erzsébetváros – the VIIth district of Budapest). The synagogue in Rumbach Street was built in 1872 and was designed by Viennese architect Otto Wagner.  It served the more...
You gotta be Hungarian to understand this!

You gotta be Hungarian to understand this!

The “guerilla” mini-statue facing the Parliament building (accross from the other side of the river) represents a famous Hungarian cartoon hero (a worm) from a 80’s. In my early childhood, I was mad about the Ho-ho-ho Horgász (the bi-bi-bi Big...
Budapest and its artifacts made during communism

Budapest and its artifacts made during communism

Almost 5 decades of communism left its mark on Budapest. Typical communist architecture, such as panel blocks artifacts, statues and structures are scattered all over the city. This giant limestone relief (sized 8×2 meters) was made to express the evolution of...
My bedroom view :)

My bedroom view :)

Today, winter has arrived in Budapest and the snowing seems like unstoppable. One of my dearest gifts is the Budapest panorama that I see year round from my bedroom. Since it is December, I wish to highlight that one of the best gifts that I have ever received it is...
The Holy Right Hand of the Hungarian founding father

The Holy Right Hand of the Hungarian founding father

The Holy Right Hand is the mummified right hand once belonged to King Stephen, the first Hungarian king (1000-1038). It is housed in the St. Stephen Basilica in Budapest and once a year, on August 20, it is carried in the Holy Right Hand ( Szent Jobb) procession. Here...