On 14 March 1876, the flood hit the Buda side of the Danube, then two days later, the river flooded Újpest, the Tabán and Lágymányos as well, and completely submerged Margaret Island. The streets of Buda looked like Venice—boats were the only feasible means of transportation.
The building hosted performances for 56 years, but after experiencing two world wars and a revolution, its demolition was announced in 1964, citing the beginning of the construction of Budapest’s first metro line as a reason.
The Grand Hotel Hungaria instantly became popular with aristocrats, inventors and actors, and it hosted many prestigious events, too: for example, the famous Golgotha of Mihály Munkácsy, the ‘Painter-Prince’, was also presented to the public here.
The reason for the creation of an underground railway was simple: the Budapest Public Works Council, which was partially responsible for the construction of the avenue, did not allow laying tram tracks on the surface, as they would have ‘spoiled’ the avenue’s elegance.
According to Walter Gropius, the ‘idea of the Bauhaus’ provides an artist with the skills with which he can occupy his place in the (machinery) industrial society. Let’s take a closer look at how this trend shaped the image of the Hungarian capital.
The spread of European right-hand traffic can be dated to the middle of the 20th century. Of course, Hungary did not want to be left out of the changes taking place on the continent; however, the establishment of the new order required creative solutions.
Hungarian films have been participating in the American Academy Awards since 1965, but until now, only four Hungarian films have been awarded the highest accolade, even though we have had many nominations over the years. But which four films are those?
The term is more and more frequently heard from the lips of generations who were born long after the 90s, but do they and those older than them use it correctly, and are they aware of its exact meaning?