Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Light it Up, Please

In Budapest they seem to honour the idea that a building should not only look nice in full daylight but also at night, so most of the impressive buildings are lit at night. The Royal Palace or Buda Castle here on Castle Hill is one of those buildings that isn in the spotlight. The statue in front is of Prince Eugene of Savoy and was put here in 1900 as a temporary solution, until a statue of King Franz Joseph was completed. That never happened so Prince Eugene stayed. Prince Eugene (1663 - 1736) was known as one of the greatest military commanders in modern European history, having served three emperors and fighting Ottoman, French, Spanish, Polish and Italian armies.