Friday, July 13, 2007

Trip Pictures - Hungary

[18th-century Burial Society Book, Jewish Museum, Budapest]

[The Orthodox Synagogue, Budapest]

[Rumbach Synagogue]

[The Budapest Children's Railway]

[Communist-era mural showing the scouts running the Budapest Children's Railway]

[Signaling the locomotive]

[Ticket Collector]

[Erzebet Look Out Tower in the Buda Hills]

[Seeing the Buda Hills by chairlift]

[Esztergom Cathedral -- where the Hungarian king converted to Christianity in 1000.]

[A view of Esztergom, the Danube River, and the bridge to Slovakia, from Esztergom Castle -- the first capital of Hungary]

[Former Esztergom Synagogue. The Jews of Esztergom were deported to Auschwitz on June 5 and 6, 1944. The synagogue was turned into a technical training school by the communists.]

[Grandmother and children in Esztergom town square]

[Cafe au lait at Gundel]

[Dessert table at Gundel]

[Lanchid hid over the Danube]

[Funicular to the top of the Buda hill]

[Hungarian Parliament]

[Cabbalistic designs on fragment of medieval synagogue on Buda Hill -- destroyed following the capture of Buda from the Ottoman Turks in 1688]

[Ruszwurm Cafe -- founded in 1827]

1 comment:

Villy said...

About the Esztergom synagouge. It was no school, it was given to the Federation of Technical and Scientific Societies. It had nothing to do with the communists, except this happened during a communist-era. As you can see the society took really good care of the building. Most of the Hungarian synagouges were not so lucky, this was renovated a few times. The city bought back the building in 2006, and now it is the home of numerous cultural organizations, and hopefully it will become a regional media studio.