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Yes! The coolest city development project in Budapest is going ahead: The Danube embankments will be transformed!

2015.09.17. 13:27 | Gergő Helpers

This is something that we’ve been waiting for pretty much ever since we’ve been writing this blog: Budapest is launching a design tender for plans to better incorporate the Danube into the city. What this means is that the first important step will be taken, and if everything goes according to…

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What is it like to arrive at Keleti Train Station as a stranger?

2015.09.10. 14:51 | Gergő Helpers

It was roughly a year ago that Hamu és Gyémánt magazine asked me to prepare a series of interviews with foreigners living in Budapest who have excelled in some area of the arts. I really enjoyed the project, since I got to meet 20-30 people who saw Budapest as their destination and finally got to…

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Budapest is finally getting a much-needed facelift

2015.09.07. 16:46 | Gergő Helpers

As recently as a few years ago, the differences between the two cities were quite striking. Following the system change, Prague was fitted with attractive stone sidewalks seemingly overnight, making the downtown area so impressive that millions of Western tourists suddenly found themselves wandering…

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The market hall where wine pours from the walls

2015.09.04. 09:26 | Gergő Helpers

Here’s the newest in our series on Rákoczi Square. In the past, it had one of the worst reputations in the city, but these days it’s being rediscovered as a place where new and old architecture stand side-by-side in harmony. Rákóczi Square contains everything that makes District VIII…

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The first year anniversary of one of Budapest’s best and worst memorials

2015.07.29. 11:08 | Gergő Helpers

There’s this “thing” on Szabadság Square, which was erected a year ago in total secrecy in memory of the German occupation, and which has serious shortcomings both aesthetically and with respect to its message. It’s quite kitsch and looks as if the construction manager of a gated…

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