Dec '04 - Aug '06
Here are some pics from my wanderings around Budapest. I'll do another post soon with images of my site (and maybe some project info too).
Looking along the Danube on our first night in town.
Some Hungarian guys practicing their parkour on the Buda side of the Chain Bridge.
Looking East from Buda Castle across the Daunbe towards Pest.
Early morning on Buda Castle outside the National Gallery.
Two doors: one in the tourist area around Buda Castle, the other in the centre of urban Pest.
I took far too many photos of bits of doors and windows and other bits of decaying buildings. It amused me that, while other tourists go and look at all the beautiful pristine parts of a city, everyone on our trip went straight for the most delapidated and dangerous areas. Architects are a contrary bunch.
Some graf in Pest and a close-up of the junction between a new development and old building in Jozsefvaros (the district my site is in).
Comparing communist-era tower blocks with the older building stock that makes up most of Jozsefvaros.
A tram shed on the outer edge of Jozsefvaros. I love trams, probably because I've never lived in a city with a tram line so they're a real novelty.
A park in Jozsefvaros. The weather was amazing for early November.
Evidence of the constant stream of demolitions in Jozsefvaros since the end of communism. There are so many empty lots the whole area looks like it's been bombed. Great choice of sites though!
All the buildings around this one had been pulled down in preparation for a new development (designed with the help of a studio from Harvard GSD a few years back).
Click here to see my full set of Budapest photos on Flickr.