Thursday, March 22, 2012

Plimbare in jurul Parlamentului / A Walk Around the Parliament

Kossuth Lajos Square is another nice place in Budapest, near the Parliament House. Not many people there, and most of them on benches or lying in the grass, in the sun. The Parliament is one of the most photographed objective in Budapest. It looks wonderful, especially from the other side of Danube, due to its dimensions and the stone lace.

In the little park there are some statues: a red stone of Lajos Kossuth, the revolutionary, one dedicated to the poet Jozsef Atiila (1980), a king whose name a couldn’t see, and a monument for the vicitims of the 1956 revolution.

Two other monumental buildings in eccelctic style are vis-à-vis to the Parliament.


The actual Ministry for Agriculture and Regional Development, built in 1885, and the Ethnografic Museum, finished in 1896.


Cu un autobus am ajuns repede in Piata Kossuth, langa cladirea Parlamentului, un alt colt frumos al Budapestei. Nu era prea multa lume aici dar, majoritatea, erau iesiti ca si noi la soarele d eprimavara si adastau pe banci sau erau intinsi pe o platforma, la soare.
Cladirea Parlamentului, unul dintre cele mai fotografiate obiective si care seamana cu un palat romantic, are intrarea principala chiar in aceasta piata. Impresioneaza prin dimensiunile sale si prin detaliile dantelate, mai ales cand este privita de pe celalalt mal al Dunarii.

In micul parc din fata sa mai multe statui;  una, din piatra rosie de Balaton, a revolutionarului Kossuth, alta a poetului Jozsef Attila (1980, sculptor Laszlo Marton), una  in memoria unui rege al carui nume nu l-am putut distinge de la distanta si, mai recenta, cea cu flacara vesnica inchinata victimelor Revolutiei din 1956.
 cladirea Parlamentului vazuta de pe malul opus
 fatada principala
 fatada laterala
 statuia revolutionarului Lajos Kossuth
 "Pentru patrie si libertate"
statuia poetului Jozsef Attila
flacara vesnica in memoria victimelor din 1956
Piata mai este flancata de ale doua cladiri monumentale, in stil eclectic: Ministerul Agriculturii si al Dezvoltarii Regionale si Muzeul de Etnografie.

Cladirea Ministerului Agriculturii si al Dezvoltarii Regionale a fost ridicata in 1885-1886, dupa proiectul arh. Gyula Bukovics. La parterul sau, o galerie sprijinita d ecoloane, adaposteste un alt monument inchinat victimelor revolutiei ungare din 25 octombrie 1956, cand multe persoane au fost ucise in aceasta piata din ordinul regimului comunist. Locul, initial al gloantelor, este marcat prin bile de fier.
Ministerul Agriculturii si al Dezvoltarii Regionale
Cladirea actualului Muzeu de Etnografie a fost proiectata initial (arh. Hauszmann) pentru Ministerul Justitiei si, pana in 1949 a adapostit Curtea Suprema. Constructia a fost terminata in 1896. Muzeul de Etnografie este unul dintre cele mai mari din Europa. El poate fi vizitat de marti pana dumineca inclusiv, intre 10-18.
 Muzeul de Etnografie
Dunarea este aici la doi pasi si ne ofera minunate privelisti.



20 comments:

Apollo said...

Parlamentul lor arata superb. Prin comparatie cu al nostru, care e doar mare.

Joop Zand said...

Nice shots of these buildings..... good work again.

Greetings, Joop

Traveling Hawk said...

Diferenta de perioada de constructie, Apollo:) Al lor, intre 1885-1904.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you for the comment, Joop!

Vulpita said...

Foart frumoase imaginile!

Traveling Hawk said...

Multumesc mult, Vulpita!

joo said...

Lovely collection of photos from this great city!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Joo!

Theanne said...

beautiful photographs...like the statue of the sitting man with hat!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Theanne! That was a poet.

Randy said...

I love the last photo.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Randy!

Rizalenio said...

Wonderful, Traveling Hawk. I want to do what you wrote here - lying in the grass under the sun. I hope I'll be able to do that this weekend. The parliament is so beautiful. So beautiful.

Happy weekend, my dear friend. I love all the photos esp the last one. I'm hooked on that last scene.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Rizalenio! I wish you a pleasant time on weekend!

VP said...

The bench got my attention (like the yesterday's one) but I also like the rest of the pictures. I imagine I will see a quite different Budapest today.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Awesome photos and post!!!

Traveling Hawk said...

It could be, VP!

I'll write the details.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks again, Phivos!

magda said...

Very nice photos my dear friend!!!
I Know very well this wonderful town and i love her, so much!!!
Thank you for the nice memories!
Many kisses

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Magda, for kind remarks!