When I read the text that Luiza Batista wrote (Budapest attractions: Itinerary - 3 days), in addition to missing the trip I made there, I remembered that one of the things that caught my attention in the city was the number of statues I found along the way… show in today's post.
So start reading about Budapest's statues with a smile on your face because life is supposed to be fun!
The statue of King Stephen and his horse.
King Estevão is a figure present in various corners of the city. First Hungarian monarch and also known as King Saint Stephen, died in 1038 and was canonized in 1083. A holy relic, mainly for local Christians, his mummified right hand is on display in St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest.
right in front of Gellert Hill Cave, we have the representation of King Stephen and his horse:
When the king looks at you!
When the king's horse looks at you!
Great Hungarian musician, composer and conductor who had to flee the country because of his Jewish descent. He continued his successful career in London, Paris and Chicago. Represented here, eternally ruling the sounds of Budapest.
This Hungarian actress, an exponent of resistance to the Nazi regime, was also one of the precursors of the struggle for sexual freedom. The shoes on the side symbolize his humble origins, and the day he had to ask for shoes to have something to wear.
Depicting 4 prostitutes waiting for clients on a rainy night, this work was vetoed by the owner of a gallery in Budapest and won a place in Óbuda square where it was nicknamed Umbrellas.
Paul Street boys
Based on a famous Hungarian children's work, it shows the boys from Rua Paul playing with marbles and making sure the boys from the street above don't come and steal them.
Another one of the mini-statues of Mihajlo Kolodko that you can find if you look closely around the streets of Budapest. This bronze statue is on one of the slopes of the Danube.
Depiction of the unknown author of the work Gesta Hungarorum - Deeds of the Hungarians - an early history of Hungary. The Author became known as Gallus Anonymus.
Installed without permission, in the dead of night, on an empty pillar of Vajdahunyad Castle, the work stood and represents well the Hungarian actor best known for his portrayal of Dracula.
Legend has it that a couple lived in this apartment and that the bride died of a broken heart when she learned of the death of her lover in the war. But it was "fake news". And when the groom returned and learned of the tragic end of his beloved, he decided to make a statue representing the last memory he had of her in the apartment: the pose in which she said goodbye to him on the day he went to war.
An exponent of Hungarian poetry, he had a very difficult life and committed suicide at the age of 32. "I don't remember anything and I forget nothing either. They say: how is it possible? What I drop remains on the earth. If I don't find it, you will find it. The earth imprisons me, the sea tears me apart. They say: one day you will die . But so many things are said to a man that I don't even answer." (part of the poem Say, from 1936).
Which statues were missing here in this brief Budapest collocation, huh?
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King Stephen and I Horse: Mauro Federici
Béla Lugosi, Hilda Goby, Paul Street Boys, Kukots: Daniel Cochran
Georgi Solti: Tamás Thaler
Anonymous: Andrey Stroe
Marble Bride: utikatalogus.hu