Showing posts with label Hungarian National Museum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hungarian National Museum. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Museum of Hungarian Agriculture

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The biggest museum of agriculture in Europe can be found in the Castle of Vajdahunyad in the City Park (Városliget), Budapest in outstanding building. Its designer Ignác Alpár merged different architectural styles, made use of different elements, details of well-known buildings of historical Hungary. Citizens of Budapest named this group of buildings "Vajdahunyad castle" on the basis of the part of palace to be seen from the lake. The building was erected originally for the Millennial Exhibition, and it has been used to host the museum of agriculture starting in 1897.

Entering the main entrance we proceed through the marble arched court up to the first floor via marble staircase. You can cast a glance over the inside of the building while visiting the exhibitions. Beautifully painted walls, enormous crystal chandelliers, carved pillars, stained windows can also be seen.









In this wonderful building in 5200 m2 ground floor area there are 8 permanent and some temporary exhibitions. The Museum of Hungarian Agriculture has exhibitions in the country as well which are worth seeing whenever you go on an excursion. The Georgikon Farm Museum is situated in Keszthely, the Farm Museum in Lajosmizse and the Agricultural Landscape Museum in Cece.
(Source: Museum of Hungarian Agriculture)


Sunday, April 25, 2010

28th Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition at the Hungarian National Museum

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Within the framework of the Budapest Spring Festival the Federation of Hungarian Journalists (MUOSZ) is to present the 28th Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition and its accompanying exhibition entitled The World of Fashion in Pictures – Yesterday and Today at the Hungarian National Museum between 19 March and 2 May 2010.

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At the exhibition of the best press photos of the year shocking and thought-provoking pictures can be seen from the venues of the Roma assassinations and of the mourning families (Tatárszentgyörgy, Bódvalenke), the everyday life at the Havadtő orphanage, Formula-1 driver Felipe Massa's serious accident, the fight between extremist groups and the police, the court verdict in the case of the lynching at Olaszliszka, the change at the helm of government, moments from then lives of the civilians and the international military forces stationed in Afghanistan.

The exhibited works also depict the outstanding personalities of contemporary Hungarian literature, the most characteristic moments of the Balaton Sound, the back-stage secrets of body-builders, the 125 year old Budapest Opera House, the 120 year old Budapest Circus, the animals of urban life or the colorful ice-birds.

The accompanying exhibition entitled The World of Fashion in Pictures – Yesterday and Today is a selection of works by Hungarian photographers who have become masters of their profession both in Hungary and abroad from the last century to the present.
Source: Budapest Tourism Office

On Friday afternoon I visited the exhibition and I took some photos about the Hungarian National Museum and the area of the Museum.

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Akkor magyarul is: péntek délután megnéztem az idei sajtófotó kiállítást, utána készítettem a Nemzeti Múzeumról és kertjéről a képeket.
A kiállítása idén is tetszett, csakúgy mint tavaly. Az első terem a romák elleni támadásokhoz kapcsolódó fotókkal és a Havadtői árvaházról készített képekkel egészen sokkoló volt, de gondolom ez volt a cél. (A képeken keresztül sem árt formálni a társadalmi tudatot.)

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Igazság szerint nem volt kedvem a nehéz tükörreflexes géppel a vállamon végignézni a kiállítást, ezért csak a kompakt gépet vittem magammal, így a rosszabb fényviszonyok mellett készült beltéri képek nem is lettek annyira jók, a külső képeknél meg a nagyobb látószögű objektív hiányzott. Ennek ellenére a kompaktból is próbáltam kihozni amit lehet. A lehetőségekhez mérten igyekeztem a mélységélességgel játszani és kevésbé szokványos témákat és szögeket keresni. Ez a sorozat lett belőle.

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