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The War 2.
Heroe's Square, Budapest, Hungary

Heroes' Square is one of my favourite sights in Budapest as I am living about ten minutes walk from here.
...The enourmous semi-circle with columsn is the Millenary Monument but on the same Square you can find some fine museums too. The the Millenary Monument was erected in 1896, to conmemore the thousandth anniversary of the Conquest of the country by the Hungarians. It was designed by the architect Albert Schickedanz and the sculptor György Zala. In the centre of the munument itself stands a 36-metre high column with a winged victory on top, flanked by the statues of the Magyar chief Árpád and of the chiefs of the other six tribes on the pedestal. Behind these stand as series of columns forming a semi-circle. On them stand the statues of the most important Hungarian kings, princes and commanders.
The relieves on the base of the columns commemorate historic events.

On top of the semicircle there are four symbolic statues: Work and Wealth on the left, two chariots, depicting War and Peace, in the centre, and Honour and Glory on the right.
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May 15 2006 18:40 GMT bennystr
And this one is even better!
May 15 2006 18:41 GMT evelinzee
Thank you so much!!!!!!
May 15 2006 19:39 GMT fredaH
prefer this one...

the sky looks great and the composition is much stylish!
May 15 2006 19:52 GMT deanbed
Is this Boudicea?
May 15 2006 20:02 GMT aZure53
it seems very impressive!
May 15 2006 20:07 GMT Adamus
Very beautiful.
May 15 2006 20:26 GMT evelinzee
These are symbolic statues from Heroe's Square...
... ie. this particular one...is one of the chariots depicting War and Peace...
... I'll post some pictures of Peace's chariot too...
Thanks again for your nice comments!
May 16 2006 00:49 GMT ahmetturker
Wonderful composition. Excellent shot.!!!!!!!!
May 16 2006 09:48 GMT bluefam
May 16 2006 13:20 GMT aquiles PRO
EXTRAORDINARY angle and perspective ...MAGNIFICENT picture !!!
May 16 2006 16:09 GMT lieke
takes my breath away
LOVE it.............a lot
May 17 2006 06:40 GMT fey
....love this one even more.....the angle is great here....
and the image !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 20 2006 10:27 GMT Justagirl
Love this eve!!!