Hungarians are great craftsmen when it comes to wood carving. Be it ornamental wood carving of everyday objects, or furniture, artistic woodcarving or sculptures. Chisels of all kinds are applied on European wooden materials from oak, walnut, maple or boxwood, bark of trunk, sapwood or heartwood, you name it – Hungarian craftsmen has the ability to give it a special beauty. Other examples are embossed letters adorned with inscriptions, headboards, Szekely gate, wagon, cart and wheelbarrow.
It is more like a creative signage placed above the Szimpla kert ruin pub that says :”O! I cannot sleep!” This place really has a character. Instead of saying how proud and good a pub they are, they are cynical and sarcastic, and this is typical of the Budapest/budapesten (people who lives in Budapest)’s culture. It is also true that the locals living there complaints a lot in that district, unwelcoming the noisy appearances of these ruin pubs mostly found in the old courtyard.
The storefront is always changing and passing it by, you can see usually one customer at the most (if not, just the store assistant). They made efforts to change their storefront designs and I think they are targeting very niche group of people who like their kind of fashion. Their speciality is leather products, so you can expect belts, bags, leather accessories. They also sell clothing. One thing for sure is they are one of the kind of stores that makes sure their glass display windows are ultra clean. Upon saying this, you know it is rather exclusive for stores that takes care of such details in this district. Did you notice what’s on the reflection of the display window?
Today’s photo is taken when we visited Vapiano at the Bécsi utca 5. It looks like a mini pyramid hidden by the surrounding boring looking offices. It resembles very slightly the Louvre in Paris (at a quick glance perhaps ;)) On the google earth map, you can see it looks like this:-
Office building in the XIVth district of Budapest.