September 8, 2009 + Budapest
In 1872 the Hungarian Parliament decided to purchase “industrial Vienna’s” 1873 World Exhibition and in 1890 a contest was held to design a suitable building to house the collection and be home to the School of Applied Arts on Hõgyes Endre street. First prize was won by a series of plans, put forth by architects Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos, inspired in oriental forms. … Read More
September 3, 2009 + Budapest
The art collection at the Szépmûvészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts) is home to works from Pablo Picasso, Oskar Kokoschka, Manet, Pierre Puvis de Chavanes, Paul Gauguin, Mark Chagall, Paul Cezanne, Henri de Touluse Lautrec, Delacroix, Corot, Rodin….
July 20, 2009 + Budapest
Wherever we travel two of the main things we always try to visit are 1) the local cultures baths and 2) the food markets. Budapest is a haven for both!!!!! Construction of the Great Market Hall started in 1894 according to the design of Samu Petz. In 1896 a few days before the handover fire destroyed about half of the roof. After repairing the… Read More