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The Liberation Monument in Budapest, Hungary...

Today’s Budapest was created on 17th November 1873 by uniting the towns of Pest on the East bank of the Danube –, and Buda and Óbuda on the west bank of the river. Written history of today’s Budapest goes back to the Roman era for it was established in 89 AD under the name of Aquincum. The founding fathers, the Magyars, appeared in the area after the fall of the Roman Empire, in the time of the great migration, around 880 AD. According to Anonymus’ writings, Árpád, leader of the settlers, chose Buda Castle, “the city of King Attila”.

The statue shown in the picture was erected in 1947 after the second world war. The main figure is a woman, holding an olive branch, the symbol of peace in her hands. On both sides symbolic figures can be seen: the young man's victory over the dragon represents the defeat of fascism.

This is a picture I took in 1988. Scanned from negative, applied retouches, Neat Image & gradual toning, cropped, increased sharpness.

Sources: http://www.budapestinfo.org/citadel.html
http://www.sohoboutiquehotel.com/location/about-budapest.html

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