#8 of my Budapest Visions thematic, The Hungarian Parliament. 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 Hungarian Parliament building is huge, because it was designed and built during the Astro-Hungarian Monarchy (completed in 1904). The building has 691 rooms, and it is one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest with its 96 meters hight. The St. Stephen's Basilica has the same hight; the number 96 refers to the conquest of the future Hungarian Kingdom in 896.
The Hungarian Parliament (Budapest Visions #8)
- Mon, Jan 2, 2017