Budapest (Hungary) - 2015 - "Random" photos - part 3

by Björn Roose November. 13, 2018 435 views
Budapest - Monument for the Second Transylvanian Hussars Army on Tóth Árpád sétány

Budapest - Monument for the Second Transylvanian Hussars Army on Tóth Árpád sétány

Budapest - On Szinyei Merse utca

Budapest - On Szinyei Merse utca

Budapest - Detail of Szent Gellért statue (on Szent Gellért hill)

Budapest - Detail of Szent Gellért statue (on Szent Gellért hill)

Budapest - On Vértanúk utca

Budapest - On Vértanúk utca

Budapest - In Szent István Bazilika

Budapest - In Szent István Bazilika

Last series of "random" photos from my 2015 trip to Budapest (Hungary). Next few posts will be other subjects again, later on we will return to Budapest, but by then I will have done the moving work up till August 2016.

#1 is on Tóth Árpád sétány, situated between Fehérvári gate and the western wall of Budavári palota. It's a monument for the Second Transylvanian Hussars Army (short introduction to the Hussars here - I visited the enormous monument on the photo this year, but that will be for another post :-) ). Made a dozen of photos of this very "germanic" looking monument (not only because of the helmet, which you probably know from the Wehrmacht, but which the Hungarian troops were wearing also), but could hardly repost them all.

#2 is a look-through somewhere on Szinyei Merse utca. It's not a prison or anything like that, despite the barbed wire, it's just something like a warehouse for the railroad complex next to it. But it looked like ... more. And that's why I "shot" it. Is something true because we have a photo of it ? Yes and no. Things were like they are on the photo, but they are no more (and no less) than that.

On #3 you see a detail of the Szent Gellért (Gerard Sagredo) statue somewhere halfway Szent Gellért hegy (hill). Although I'm a heathen and according to mythology Gerard died during the Vata pagan uprising (one of the versions is that he was put in a spiked barrel and rolled down the hill, till he arrived in the Danube), I like this statue. I, of course, feel more sympathy for the pagan at his feet, but the statue has some interesting details (not small however) and it's very well placed. Apart from that: when I'm photographing, I "shoot" what I find interesting/aesthetic, not necessarily something I'm fond of in an ideological or spiritual way.

No need to explain what's on #4. Found these two on Vértanúk utca. In hindsight they formed a nice variation on the two on #5 of this post.

As mentioned, I don't need to be fond of something in an ideological or spiritual way, to find it interesting or aesthetic (I am a photographer after all, right ?). So I "shoot" lots of churches too. And details on the inside or the outside of churches. Szent István Bazilika has lots of things to "shoot", but I'll limit myself to reposting only one picture from the church. I think #5 is the head of Szent István (King Saint Stephen, the first Hungarian king) himself.

And the final one, #6, is just one of the details I "shot" in the central markethall (Vásárcsarnok). Apart from being a bit of a tourist trap (although you'll find locals there too), it's a very nice building (an overview picture on this page) and you just have to visit this huge covered market place. I went there three times (in three different years) without buying anything, but everytime I did make photos :-)

As always: I do not repost all my previous Flickr photos to Photoblog, but ... I have all my photos on another medium too: Pinterest. You'll find all my Budapest 2015-pictures here.

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