#6 of my Budapest Visions thematic, Heroes' Square in Budapest. A photographer friend of mine introduced me to the in camera motion blur technique, and when I visited my birth city, Budapest, during the summer of 2015 I realized, that this technique would perfectly convey my feelings about Hungary. I left Hungary almost 25 years ago, as a young woman. I had the privilege to visit my family and friends almost every year in the past 20, which I am grateful for. But, in the past 3-5 years I started feeling a weaker and weaker connection between my birth country and myself. The country changed a lot, and I did too during this last quarter of the century. I love photographing the beautiful buildings in Budapest, and I have taken thousands of photos of them in the past decade. But in the summer of 2015 I understood how I can portray my feelings for a place that I used to adore and love, but now have more neutral feelings for. It feels like my past and my memories are fading away, getting blurrier year by year. I think Budapest is a city with wonderful architecture, and I love getting up early mornings to experience and photograph the peaceful sights of the capital city before they get overrun by the locals and the tourists. The monument portrays 14 people who have significantly impacted Hungary's history; some were kings, others political leaders. In the middle of the monument is a tall column with Archangel Gabriel on top, who is presenting the crown to Hungary's first king, St. Stephen. At the base of the column are the statues of seven tribal leaders, who - by current knowledge - lead the Hungarians through the Carpathian Mountains into their current location. The square is surrounded by 2 large museums, and some other wonderful places to visit.
Heroes' Square (Budapest Visions #6)
- Wed, Oct 26, 2016