November 18, 2007

Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter in Budapest's 7th district had fallen into disrepair. Some of the buildings had to be torn down because they had become unsafe. Over the past 10 years, however, there had been a drive to revitalize the area.



This drive appears to be affective as there is now lots of new construction and repair of the handsome old buildings.



There is so much color, so much simple and extravagant design in the buildings that it is a gift that there was a response to the call and the buildings for the most part will be saved.



A long term project, for sure, but so beautiful!

12 comments:

dive said...

What a beautiful building. It deserves to be restored.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Indeed, a very beautiful building. Great photos.

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smilnsigh said...

How beautiful! I'm so happy to hear that they are being saved.

Mari-Nanci

AVCR8TEUR said...

The building is still beautiful. Is it being used because the door looks boarded up? Europe has so many archaic buildings with so much character that I would love to see in person some day.

Isadora said...

Love the intricacies, the different colors - yes, nice to know that some things still have value. No, this particular building is not yet open to the public but hopefully that will soon change.

Thank you for coming for a visit on such a dreary day. Dark and raining all day. Cheers.

avcr8teur - hope you will make it over - check my other website for useful info: www.BudapestResources.com

kris said...

i've been meaning to visit the quarter after seeing it in a photobook "walks"..oh, i do hope it stays they forever!

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I thought it was mosaic at first, but after enlarging the photos I'm thinking it isn't, can't really tell.

Lavenderlady said...

I surely hope they are successful in restoring this beautiful old building.

Isadora said...

Lavenderlady - just tried to leave a comment on your blog but the message got wiped three times and it claims I've not entered the magic word - but I did :( Just didn't want to do it a 4th time. sorry.

Sandy said...

That is a great building and I'm so happy to get to see pictures up close like this.

sandy

Andrée said...

Color! The buildings are not as "heavy" as the others. How great to have the two cultures there. I, too, am glad they are being restored.

Suzi-k said...

Isadora, I am blown away by the wonderful buildings in your city, and your quality photos and informative commentary make a vist to your blog a real treat, I look forward to regular visits!