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There appears to be lots of statues in Budapest …

The bronze sculpture of a military man (or policeman ?) below is located two blocks behind our hotel – the first one we saw which sparked us looking at many more we encountered later throughout the city. Every tourist who passes cannot resist taking a picture standing next to this life-size statute.

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Budapest seems to have a lot of sculptures on its streets. Or at least they are highly visible to pedestrians. Certainly more than New York or London.

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Nor are they hidden in a park or placed on a pedestal (some are).
statues-3Many of them are mingling with pedestrians in the street and being lit up at night.

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This lion is one of four which are placed at the ends of the famous chain bridge (Széchenyi lánchíd) spanning the Danube, two on each side.

statues-10Not sure who they are and what they did.

statues-11… but there must be a story behind them

statues-8Among those that we saw, some are very modern and effective.

statues-6All straight lines and right angles (above) versus all curves (below).

statues-4“Hey, come over !”

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There are so many of them at different locations and they are of such diverse styles. It is a very rich source of photographic materials.  Someone must have made (if not, someone should make) a coffee-table book of all the urban sculptures in Budapest.

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