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.
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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 ... )
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.
The Broken Arch: lost faith, broken promises. This large work can be seen standing on the northern side of the Houses of Parliament and is by Varga, Imre, one of Hungary`s foremost sculptors. It commemorates Karoly, Mihaly, first prime minister and president of the First - and short-lived - Hungarian Republic of 1918. It marks a very turbulent time in Hungary`s history.
In the little park facing the Gresham building in Roosevelt Square, is a memorial, at whose base are the figures of a mother and son. I was intrigued by the patina on the figure of the boy. Although the boy is cast in bronze, even he is subject to decay. I am also intrigued by the shadow cast on the pillar beside: how shapes are altered by the surface on which their shadows are cast; a metaphor for perception. If we could see only the shadow, how much would we know about the hand that cast…