Other figures included St. Stephen, the Archangel Gabriel, figures from mythology representing law, science and philosophy. Gabriel reputedly gave the Holy Crown to the first monarch, St. Stephen, for his coronation in order to legitimize the Hungarian kings who did not possess a straight and uncontested bloodline claim to the throne. Bordering the Square are the Museum of Art (no Hungarians represented there) and the Museum of Modern Art. The Square is impressively expansive and rather moving considering that ruthlessly thwarted uprising in 1956.
Then we drove through ever more impressive architecture, which were houses of rich people in earlier times, but during the communist era had been confiscated and divided into apartments for several families. Some of these buildings have been renovated, but clearly there is insufficient money in this country, too, for the massive 80
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