Budapest

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph some architecture in Budapest and though I am a big fan of modern architecture, I must admit I was not only charmed and impressed by the Whale form the Dutch architect Kas Oosterhuis, but also from the beauty of the Parliament Building! This building was build by Imre Steindl, who won an architectural competition to design and build it in 1885 and while he designed it in a Neo-gothic/Gothic Revival style best recognised in its symmetrical façade, he also added a central dome clearly inspired by Renaissance Revival architecture. Tragically, Steindl went blind before the building was finished in 1904 and passed away two years before then. He would never lay eyes upon the completion of his most elegant work.