BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: 1884

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A woman sits on her beautiful balcony in the morning and has a smoke and a chat on the phone. 

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Anti-corporate/politically-minded Australian street artist CRiSP providing commentary as he eyes McDonald’s in the foreground on Bacso Bela utca.
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The annual Színes Város (Colorful City) Festival is being held right now (through September 24th) and here are some artists in progress on what clearly looks like is going to be a beautiful mural…

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“Will you marry me?” A man prepares the stage for a traditional Hungarian folklore show being held later that evening at the Opera House.  

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The gorgeous Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Állami Operaház). Neo-Renaissance style. Opened to the public in 1884. Interestingly enough, that’s the same year that the Budapest Keleti Train Station opened, so Budapest was HOT and modern that year! 

9sep17 Budapest, Hungary

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TIMISOARA, ROMANIA: REVOLUTIONARY

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The national flag of Romania (drapelul României) – (1866–1948, 1989–present) Interesting fact: during the communist era, a coat of arms had been added to the middle (in the center of the yellow stripe) – and starting on 17 December 1989, during the revolution at Timișoara, the protesters began waving flags with the Communist coat of arms cut out of the middle. The coat of arms was perceived as a symbol of Nicolae Ceaușescu’s dictatorial regime. These flags were called “the flag with the hole” (drapelul cu gaură).
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Brück House in Union Square. Austrian Baroque style. Address: 9 Mercy Street. From 1758, there was a one-story house here. The current building came to be in 1910. Architect: László Székely

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The Timișoara Orthodox Cathedral (Catedrala Mitropolitană din Timișoara) ~                 Built 1936-1941

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Statue of Holy Trinity in Union Square

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5sep17 Timisoara, Romania

TIMISOARA, ROMANIA GRAFFITI: “SELFIE THIS”

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“Selfie This” by Aussie street artist CRISP and the wheat paste below is from “My Cute Creatures,” a Romanian artist. 

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Lisbon-based artist Alexandre Farto a.k.a. VHILS at Filarmonica Banatul – Cinema de vara 
created: November 2016
Location: Strada 20 Decembrie 1989, Timișoara

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Murone & Txemy

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“Jack” by Lille, France-based artist Zacharie Bodson.

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4 & 5 sep2017 Timisoara, Romania

TIMISOARA, ROMANIA: THIS AIMLESS LIFE…

This life in the present:

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In the background: Piața Unirii din Timișoara – Union Square is the oldest market in Timisoara and is decorated in Baroque-style.

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The Synagogue from the Fortress was built between 1863 and 1865.

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 “Omul Ţintă” (“Target Man”) by sculptor Bela Szakács (in the square in front of the Misericordian Church) – represents the heroes/martyrs who died in December 1989 so that Romania could be free from Nicolae Ceausescu’s communist dictatorship.

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