Pákozd (Hungary/Magyarország) - Miska, the Hussar (Miskahuszár)

by Björn Roose June. 19, 2019 325 views
A truly big tin soldier (and the love of my life :-) )

A truly big tin soldier (and the love of my life :-) )

Tin soldiers, we probably all know the steadfast fairy tale version by Hans Christian Andersen, and maybe we've seen some real life versions too. But the chances you've ever seen a 12,5 meter (thats 41 foot) high one, weighing 80.000 kilos, are pretty small.

However, if you have happened to pass by Pákozd on the M7 highway between Székesfehérvar and Budapest, I'm sure you have noticed the guy. At least if that was after September 2017, since that was the month in which the statue was inaugurated. We were there in August 2018, so we could combine a visit to the Military Remembrance Park (see here) - in which you could find a copy of this guys boots, remember ? - and the Don Chapel (see here) with one to this very big toy soldier.

You can read all about Miska on this website (it's not perfect, but it's in Hungarian and English). And you can enjoy some photos here :-)

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Camellia Staab 3 months, 3 weeks ago

This guy definitely deserves his own blog post and you managed to give it to him. Love #1 with your true love, a very nice contrast between the two. Great shots of the tin soldier, love the different perspectives.

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Camellia smile

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Antonio Gil 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Love the relationship between the human element and the statue in #1

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Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I'll tell the human element joy

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Dannii L 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Great photos, some interesting perspectives too, especially #2

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Björn Roose Replied to Dannii L 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Dannii smile

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