Photogenic and Enchanting Little Princess in Budapest


Still sitting on the iron balustrade of Budapest’s Dunacorso by the embankment, she is the ‘Little Princess’ Statue you shouldn’t missed. Thousands and thousands of people should have taken a photo of her or with her because if you are in Budapest, you will not missed walking along the Danube. And all the more you wouldn’t want to missed her! :) This statue was inspired by a 5 year old little girl. She likes to play ‘princess’ in a fancy dress of a real princess and a crown made of newsprint. Laszlo Marton created this statue, there is also a reproduction in Tokyo (Metropolitan Art Space, right in front of the concert hall). Another interesting statue recommendation.

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Mikszath Kalman Square, in Budapest


Mikszáth Kálmán Square is right in the 8th district, somewhere off Baross utca. It was named after the writer, publisher, politician where you can find his statue there. You can reach there by the M3 subway (Kalvin ter station). Alternatively, you can get there by Tramway 4 and 6 and alight at Baross ut, then make a short walk to the square.
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The one and only Heroes’ Square – Budapest

Budapest, Heroes Square

This is not the only photo of Heroes’ Square, in fact one of the many and on this, there are others in other perspective and one about allegorical figures of Work and Prosperity. To be honest, this square is one of the most amazing to see in real and being there is definitely different from just seeing a photo of it. The ‘heroes’ on the square are very majestic and huge. Very tall and their horses, I can stare at them for so long imagining their past. These are namely the HEROES:

  • Stephen I of Hungary St. Stephen receives the crown from an emissary of the Pope
  • Ladislaus I of Hungary St. Ladislaus slays the Cumanian abductor
  • Coloman of Hungary Coloman prohibits the burning of witches
  • Andrew II of Hungary Andrew leads a crusade
  • Béla IV of Hungary Béla rebuilds the country after the Mongol invasion
  • Charles I of Hungary Ladislaus IV defeats Ottogar at the battle of Marchfeld
  • Louis I of Hungary Louis the Great occupies Naples
  • John Hunyadi The Siege of Belgrade (1456)
  • Matthias Corvinus Matthias with his scholars
  • István Bocskay Hajdú soldiers defeat the imperial forces

  • Gabriel Bethlen Bethlen concludes a treaty with Bohemia
  • Imre Thököly The battle of Szikszó
  • Francis II Rákóczi Rákóczi returns from Poland
  • Lajos Kossuth Kossuth rallies the peasants of the Great Plain
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Never bring this back…


(photo: Rose)

Today we had a large demonstration in Budapest against the raising anti-semitism in Hungary. You can read more about the background here:

These iron shoes are on the Danube Promenade right at the Parliament Building. It is a memorial to the Budapest Jews who fell victim to the Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest and depicts their shoes left behind on the bank when they fell into the river after having been shot during World War II.

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