Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Akvárium Klub is a bar located under the reflection pool. It is used as meeting point for Budapest youth. Due to the fact of its central location and near a skate park. During the weekends the the area around the reflection pool is full of young people just hanging out and drinking. During the week days, locals and tourists deep there feet in the reflection pool to cool down.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
The Reichsadler (which is the Imperial Eagle) was one of the symbols of the Nazi regime. As you can see in the picture the Reichsadler representing the Nazis, is standing over Angel Gabriel which in this scene represents the Hungarian people. This monument tries to depict the Hungarian as victims, being attack by a ruthless animal. But this was not the case. I give deeper insight in earlier post.
Monday, July 13, 2015
In front of the German occupation memorial is this protest piece done by the Jewish community of Budapest. It is items from Holocaust victims. The items are random everyday items, things like shoes or hair brushes, there is also pictures and poems of the victims. This is a direct protest to the memorial. Some believe that the memorial is trying to whitewash the things that Hungery did during the war. During WW2 Hungery fought on the side of the Nazis, but the memorial depicts the Hungarians as victims. Not as allies of the Nazis. This angers the Jewish community because the they feel like the Hungarian state had as much to do with the deaths of Hungarian Jews as the Nazis. When I was there, their was also some speakers and a small rally in support of the Jewish community.
The memorial is dedicated to the Hungarian victims of the Nazis during ww2, it is located in Szabadság Ter.