Friday, May 17, 2013

Budapest Sculptures

Budapest is a city of sculptures, both playful and mournful. Today, on my last walking day in Budapest, I encountered a few of them.

Isn't she lovely?
Our hotel is located on the Danube Promenade on the Pest side of the river. The promenade was built in 1867 but was devastated during World War Two. In our neighbourhood of luxury hotels,  the walkway has been rebuilt.
There are many dog owners like this in Budapest.

Whimsical
On January 8, 1945, a fascist Arrow Cross execution squad emptied a building of Jewish people and forced them to remove their shoes at the riverbank. As they were shot, their bodies fell into the Danube.
Grisly
This memorial was erected in their memory in April 2005.
On each leaf of the Memorial Tree in the courtyard of the Donany Street synagogue  is the name of a Shoah victim.
The Hungarian people were oppressed first by the Nazis and then by the Communists.

Public art is everywhere in Budapest and I do want to learn more about this city.

1 comment:

  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete