Kiszombor (Magyarország/Hungary) - Summer 2020

by Björn Roose January. 13, 2021 255 views
Kiszombor (Magyarország) - Rónay mansion

Kiszombor (Magyarország) - Rónay mansion

You'll find Kiszombor in the Csongrád County, on the Southern Great Plains (Hungary).

The village is over 800 years old and we were there to see the Rotunda, a church built in the 12th century with a circular ground plan. Only 3 such churches remain in Europe (all in Hungary). Alas, some brilliant mind in the second half of the 18th century had the idea to attach a "normal", rectangular church to it, which was later replaced by a big Roman Catholic church. So the Rotunda is not longer a separate object as such and they were working on it, so it was not worth shooting.

But we saw some bizarre building when we drove into the village. Rather factory-like looking thing, but with an interesting frontside. I made a few shots of it and just, when I started writing this post, found out what it was: the big Rónay mansion (there's a smaller one in the village too), built around 1858. Apparently there used to be a park around it, but communists thought that was too nice and destroyed it ...

Kiszombor (Magyarország) - Rónay mansion

Kiszombor (Magyarország) - Rónay mansion

Kiszombor (Magyarország) - Rónay mansion

Kiszombor (Magyarország) - Rónay mansion

Kiszombor (Magyarország) - Rónay mansion

Kiszombor (Magyarország) - Rónay mansion

Kiszombor (Magyarország) - Rónay mansion

Kiszombor (Magyarország) - Rónay mansion

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Gethin Thomas 1 week, 3 days ago

Communism, it has perfected only one thing, destruction, building new things, not so clever.

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Björn Roose Replied to Gethin Thomas 1 week, 3 days ago

That about sums it up, indeed.

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