Landscapes of Budapest

A landscape collection that has its roots in initially in my own reactions to the city and that then grew from requests from others for my interpretation of the city`s best known landmarks. Latterly however, the pictures have come more to reference photography as art. You can find and order these and other of my landscapes at: www.francanderson.com
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Chain Bridge in Mist.  Landscape photography: being there; waiting; the Moment; recognising it.

Chain Bridge in Mist. Landscape photography: being there; recognising it.

Nagy Imre Memorial    A poignant reminder of 1956 and the failed revolution. Imre Nagy, the then Prime Minister, looks across the space that divides him from the Parliament of an Independent Hungary that he wouldn`t live to see.

Nagy Imre Memorial A poignant reminder of 1956 and the failed revolution. Imre Nagy, the then Prime Minister, looks across the space that divides him from the Parliament of an Independent Hungary that he wouldn`t live to see.

The Chain Bridge thro the Alag Ut    (A life-threatening experience. Standing in the middle of the road with the camera on a tripod in semi-darkness: there were a few moments, when I waited too long to run for the pavement on the right and a bus or a lorry, coming from behind went past uncomfortably close ... )

The Chain Bridge thro the Alag Ut (A life-threatening experience. Standing in the middle of the road with the camera on a tripod in semi-darkness: there were a few moments, when I waited too long to run for the pavement on the right and a bus or a lorry, coming from behind went past uncomfortably close ... )

The flat, reflected light from the snow illuminates the gaunt features of St Istvan, first king of Hungary, and those, elegantly tapering of his horse.  Gellert Hill, Budapest.

The flat, reflected light from the snow illuminates the gaunt features of St Istvan, first king of Hungary, and those, elegantly tapering of his horse. Gellert Hill, Budapest.

Lanc Hid - the Chain Bridge - in the clear light of a spring morning.

Lanc Hid - the Chain Bridge - in the clear light of a spring morning.

A cowled monk sits forever contemplating life, ledger to hand, in Varosliget, Budapest.  Snow falls past his sightless gaze...

A cowled monk sits forever contemplating life, ledger to hand, in Varosliget, Budapest. Snow falls past his sightless gaze.

A Trabbant in an alley: a classic scene from the 90s. Pollution regulation now means the few Trabbies are seen on Hungary`s streets. This tiny East German car, made from resin and cardboard, is now a collector`s item.

A Trabbant in an alley: a classic scene from the Pollution regulation now means the few Trabbies are seen on Hungary`s streets. This tiny East German car, made from resin and cardboard, is now a collector`s item.

Laszlo Marton`s `Little Princess` sits, smiling, on the railings facing Vigado square:  smiling at the dawn of Hungary`s new era.    It`s not unusual for a landscape to `work` only from one place: in this case, by lying on the ground about 30 metres away and selecting the appropriate lens in order to compose the picture, closing the apparent distance between the Princess and the Var Palace across the Danube

Laszlo Marton`s `Little Princess` sits, smiling, on the railings facing Vigado square:

An adoring girl offers palm leaf to a proud figure outside the Academy of Sciences in Roosevelt Square, near the 4 Seasons Hotel.

An adoring girl offers palm leaf to a proud figure outside the Academy of Sciences in Roosevelt Square, near the 4 Seasons Hotel.

The crumbling facade of a spa hotel in Dohany utca.  The girl`s nubility and beauty still shine through.

The crumbling facade of a spa hotel in Dohany utca. The girl`s nubility and beauty still shine through.

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