This picture shows a 1972 view of one of the most richly decorated building in downtown Budapest. It was built for a bank in 1907, and survived the bombing and heavy fighting during the Battle of Budapest in WWII. In 1972 it was known as the IBUSZ Palace, named after its main tenant, a state travel agency. Later when IBUSZ moved out of the building it become known as Parisian Court (Párizsi udvar) after the building's glass covered Art Deco shopping mall, considered to be to be Paris inspired. The building was recently sold to a real estate investment firm and will be developed into hotel and luxury apartments, hopefully retaining it outside appearance.
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omid266 (6750) 2014-10-28 21:37
Salam dear Barnabas,
What a beautiful shot from great building from past like a useful document wiht nice POV , text,
very Thanks for sharing, ***
jemaflor (103749) 2014-10-28 23:35
Interesting and beautiful architecture, well presented with a good quality for your shot, light and sharpness, nice big format also.
tyro (26142) 2014-11-08 11:47
Although this photograph is probably older than many of the people here on TrekEarth, it is of remarkably good quality. I presume that you scanned this either from a colour slide or from a print and you have done that exceedingly well. And 42 years ago your compositional skills were excellent too, the building perfectly placed in the frame to show it off to best advantage.
We can see lots of detail here, not least in the considerable crowds of people in this busy street but also in this fine building itself.
An interesting note too.
P.S. It's interesting to look at pictures which we older people have taken in the past. I think my earliest here is a scanned Kodacolor slide from around 1963. If you're interested, I would highly recommend having a look at some of the pictures from Gert (holmertz) - he has a lot of pictures (again scanned from colour slides) which he took in Afghanistan around 40 years ago - very interesting when you compare the scenes then to what you see on the television nowadays!