Budapest

Next to one of the entrances to the Gozsdu Udvar stands a lamp post painted on a firewall. On it, words of Gyula Krúdy are quoted who thought that Király utca was the most Budapest of streets and loved to spend his time in its cafés and restaurants. There is a longer quote from him on the painting that describes the atmosphere of the street in his time but those lines from 1929 are still accurate. Although the “huge baggage carts” disappeared, the feeling described by him is familiar: “One store’s door touched the other’s, all of them selling something else…” What surely wasn’t there in the 20th century is the playground on the corner of Király and Kazinczy.

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