Photographer's Note

On Andrássy Road, flanked by eclectic neo-renaissance palaces and houses featuring fine facades and lovely rows of trees, one can breathe a bit even in the midst of the rush hour. Having avoided the little underground subway running below, I chose to walk along the road one sunny September afternoon, amazed at the relative quiet of this wide boulevard that brought back fond memories from my past. My passion for this auditory oasis was obviously shared by many old people, like this man, who didn't mind me chatting with him a bit. Though born in a southern little town over 80 years ago, for many decades he has been living in Budapest which he got to like and called his home.

Andrássy Road was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1987.

(Technical note--out of all the shots I took of him, I finally found this one, in which his face has turned out to be too soft, the most dynamic: here I was bent on not intimidating him with the big lens while talking, so I yielded to the call of the hip shot--which, needless to say, was more attuned to the details of the buildings behind than to the man's angular features...)

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