Mikszáth was born in Szklabonya into a family of the lesser nobility. He studied Law at the University of Budapest from 1866 to 1869, although he did not apply for any exam, and became involved in journalism, writing for many Hungarian newspapers including the Pesti Hírlap.
His early short stories were based on the lives of peasants and artisans, and had little appeal. However, they demonstrated his skill in crafting humorous anecdotes, which would be developed in his later, more popular works. Many of his novels contained social commentary and satire, and towards the end of his life they became increasingly critical of the aristocracy and the he believed the latter placed on Hungarian society. (wikipedia)
The square named after him is located in the VIIIth district of Budapest.
A traditional house in the downtown of Budapest has two `yards` like this. One was used by the landlords and the other one by the servants. This building is on the Fo utca (Ist district) in Buda.
Lauder is the most famous Jewish community school in Hungary. It was established by the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation in order to marking the return of a Jewish presence in Central Europe.
The intensity of the sunshine in this Spring has brought really wonderful and good feelings with its fresh air! A church in this angle is just one of the sights in the 3rd District in Budapest if you are making a walking excursion. All around, the leaves are mostly turning verdant green, grass as well. It’s certainly wonderful to have 10 degree Celsius today, where you can bask in the sunshine with your puppy, reading a good book, its just one suggestion of a simple pleasure :)
My new puppy is More More. The chinese version of his name is Mao Mao (means HAIRY in Chinese) but in Hungary its easier to pronounce it like Momo. A lively and active 10 weeks old Havanese…which totally changes our lives.
The corner of the Andrássy Avenue and the Kodály Körönd. There is and underground station of the Millennium Underground Railway and this is the place where I captured this photo a couple of days ago.:)
The sunset give a special orange(ish) color to the building of the Parliament. A scene which is always a worth to capture. I know I posted a lot of photos about the parliament building already…but sorry I couldnt resist:)