Wind of changes – Budapest got together last night!

Wind of changes – Budapest got together last night!

Huge rally in Budapest! Last night we have celebrated/commemorated our heroes from the anti-Soviet revolution of 1956. The date was only 10 days after we have elected a new General Mayor of Budapest! The commemoration has turned rather into celebration as the...
Welcome to my neighborhood!

Welcome to my neighborhood!

The gate was erected in 1937 in order to represent the ground 0 of a new downtown avenue. Beforehand the 7th District was an overcrowded area, and the government wanted to ease it up with a wide avenue. Because of social hardships and the II World War the project was...
Happy birthday Great Synagogue!

Happy birthday Great Synagogue!

On the 6th of September 1859 opened its door Europe largest and the world second largest synagogue. When it was opened 160 years ago it was the largest, though on Earth. Prior its opening is that the material position of the jews from Pest was improving a lot in the...
Budapest downtown in 1961

Budapest downtown in 1961

Budapest downtown in 1961? Yes, it is. I have just found this picture from 1961, with the corner building of Dohany and Sip streets. The actual corner these days is a lot different. It is full of cars and pedestrians, and it was such a nice surprise to see, that a few...
Soon the Kiraly street 77 will shine!

Soon the Kiraly street 77 will shine!

The neobaroque-eclectic which was completed in in 1893 by a wealthy locksmith is a true inspiration. I walked by it the other day, and it seems to me that in a couple of months I will see it ready, without scaffolding. For sure, soon the Kiraly street 77 will shine...
Disaster next to The Great Synagogue!

Disaster next to The Great Synagogue!

I’ve found disaster right next to the Great Synagogue. I’ve visited the Dohány street 10, which is the very neighbour building of the world famous Dohány Street Synagogue. I am shocked to see the condition of the building. Although its neighbor – The Great...
Gerbeaud coffee house – tradition since 1858

Gerbeaud coffee house – tradition since 1858

Gerbeaud coffee house is a Budapest must-to-visit. Situated right at the yellow metro exit, you can get there easily. The huge Gerbeuad building stands out among the others from the Vörösmarty square with its elegant, romantic features. The Gerbeaud There is quite big...
Vas utca is a hidden beauty of Budapest!

Vas utca is a hidden beauty of Budapest!

The Iron street (Vas utca) is a real hidden beauty of Budapest? I’ve checked it out for you, therefore be amazed by its details. Part of the Palace Quarter The street is officially not among the busiest streets of Budapest. Why? Simply because it is one of the...
TIME Magazine mural of Budapest (1956)

TIME Magazine mural of Budapest (1956)

The TIME Magazine themed mural on Wesselényi street, Budapest is just shockingly good. The Man of the Year in 1956 according to the prestigious magazine was the Hungarian Freedom Fighter. The mural was painted at the 50th anniversary of the Revolution from 1956. I...
The legend of the Hungarian Turul Bird

The legend of the Hungarian Turul Bird

Have you observed that there is a huge, wild bird statue everywhere in Budapest? Check this post and learn more about the legend of the Hungarian Turul Bird! At the foot of the Hill with Turuls… After some really hot weeks, spring is back to Budapest in the...