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Fairytale Turrets, 3 by loverofbeauty Fairytale Turrets, 3 by loverofbeauty
A section of the famous "Fisherman's Bastion" in the Castle Hill District in Budapest. Built in the Neo-Romanesque style. My mother said they looked like something out of Disney, hence my title.
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MadOldHag Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A building you just have to photograph when you see it. It looks so much like fantasy even though it is real ...
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I'm sure that was the intention :)
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MadOldHag Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I took a photograph myself when I came to see Budapest in 1990 ... this particular building is unique. Never saw anything like it.
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Neither did I. The thing that surprised me about it was the name of architectural style, Neo-Romanesque. As an history student I'd heard of Neo-Gothic architecture, but this was a new one on me.
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MadOldHag Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Neo-Romanesque? Never heard of that either. I never studied, but I am interested in culture and art history.
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Yeah, I never heard of Neo-Romanesque until that point as well, so it was a bit of a shock for me. If you need some background on the other style, Neo-Gothic was basically a movement in the 19th century that revived Medieval architectural features usually associated with cathedrals, like spires and stained glass windows.

Although not a "pure" example of the style, Westminster Palace in London was one of the early attempts to re-incorporate Gothic features into contemporary buildings. Check it out.
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MadOldHag Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always loved the pointed arcs of Gothic architecture.

Of Neo-Gothic I have heard already, but thank you. :-) There are quite a few buildings in Germany. Westminster Palace, of course, is simply beautiful.
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I'm glad you share the interest. Did you know that the pointed arch was originally a Persian invention which was introduced to Europe by contact with the Muslims?
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