Hanna Szenes mini-statue in Budapest!

Hanna Szenes mini-statue in Budapest!

World famous heroine, Hanna Szenes’ mini statue was unveiled in Budapest, with the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2020. Hanna Szenes was a poet and a Special Operations Executive (SOE) member. She was one of 37 Jewish SOE recruits from Mandate...
Sissi (Sisi) – A statue of divison

Sissi (Sisi) – A statue of divison

The statue of the former Habsburg Empress in the district named after her was erected in November 2018 and it is a pure source of division among residents. I interviewed last week Iván Bojár (one of the most prominent architecture critics of our days in Hungary) who...
Ready for a walk in 2020?

Ready for a walk in 2020?

Packed with a bunch of stories and happenings from the end of the year, I am ready to guide through Budapest and its stories. Thanks to Fortepan, I picked for this post a cool and classy picture from 1939 that was shot in the Buda side, close to the Danube. Contact...
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...