Imre Nagy

Exiting the Budapest Parliament we set off on a short walking tour, street by street, around Kossuth Square near the parliament. To the southeast of Kossuth square we saw the statue of Imre Nagy. Imre Nagy (7 June 1896 – 16 June 1958) was a Hungarian communist politician who was appointed Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People’s Republic of Hungary on two occasions. Nagy’s second term ended when his non-Soviet-backed government was brought down by Soviet invasion in the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1956, resulting in Nagy’s execution on charges of treason two years later.

This statue is an elegant tribute to the great reformist. This life like bronze figure stands on a cute little footbridge over a tiny pool. Sitting on a bench there, reading about him helped me know the struggles Hungarian people had gone through to have a government of their own. It helped connect with the past of Hungary and appreciate its people better.

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17 Responses

  1. this is beautiful! i love the idea of a great man's statue on a bridge. great post.

  2. Mama Zen says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Another marvelous post, beautiful captures and thank you as always for the history! I love the statue and what a lovely area! Hope your weekend is going well, Indrani!


  4. Cloudia says:

    Just after you showed us the Crown of St. Stephen I learned that during WWII it was sent to America and kept in Fort Knox, home of USA Gold repository!

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  5. George says:

    Thank you for sharing this neat bridge and wonderful statue with us.

  6. Lesley says:

    One would expect a statue like this to be in a square or a park, but I really like this idea of him being on a bridge looking outward with the reflecting pool below. So much more symbolic.

  7. Beautiful captures as always. The statue looks very nice on the small bridge. It was a nice idea too.

  8. Lovely post Indrani.

  9. ladyfi says:

    Wonderful bridge and statue – almost like being in a Japanese garden!

  10. arabesque says:

    a nice tribute with him, standing on the bridge. ^0^

  11. Haddock says:

    The close up shows the details of the statue.
    Its interesting to note his expression.

  12. Elettra says:

    Important landmark for this minister!
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  13. Belas fotos…Espectacular….

  14. Kim, USA says:

    Great find! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Bikramjit says:

    a beautiful statue .. thanks for sharing


  16. EG Wow says:

    What a fabulous idea to have the statue as part of the bridge. Very effective!

  17. How soon we forget the horrendous stain of blood brought about by Communism.

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