16 June 2008

Budapest Postcard 1959

On a more positive note, I found this postcard from Budapest of Móricz Zsigmond Circus in the same store as the Indianapolis postcards.

I scanned this one because it exhibited some good urbanism: Contiguous five-story buildings, shaping a positive outdoor public space, and lots of public transport:
At the time of this photo, Hungary was under Soviet control for a decade, but most of what is seen in this photo pre-dated WWII.

Back of card with hand-writing in Magyar language...Notice the stamps feature Communist Modern Buildings:

Same place today. And, look here to see the changing streetcars at this traffic circle, from 1900 to today.

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