Seven chieftains of the Hungarians - The Millennium Monument, Budapest
The Seven chieftains - The statues of Chieftain Árpád and the six other conquering tribe leaders on horseback stand around the pedestal of the column.
The Seven chieftains of the Magyar (or Hungarians) were the leaders of the seven tribes of the Hungarians at the time of their arrival to the Carpathian Basin in 895 AD. Constantine VII, emperor of the Byzantine Empire names the seven tribes in his De Administrando Imperio, a list that can be verified with names of Hungarian settlements. A Hungarian chronicler known as Anonymus, author of Gesta Hungarorum, names the seven chieftains as: Árpád, Előd, Ond, Kond, Tas, Huba, Töhötöm.
The Hungarian Settlement
The first Magyar (Hungarian) settlers of Hungary, led by seven chieftains, arrived in the Carpathian Basin in 895-896. The hundred years following this and leading up to the crowning of the first Hungarian king is generally termed the Settlement.
It is supposed the Hungarians originate from the area between the Ural Mountains and the River Ob, and that migration started around 3000 BC. According to legend, the progenitor of the Hungarian chieftains was Emese. Her son, Álmos, set the people in motion, but it was his grandson, Árpád, who led the half a million 'Magyars' to the land known today as Hungary. His descendents, kings of the House of Árpád, ruled the country for its first three hundred years.
The Millennium Monument
The monument created as a memorial to 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian settlement, is a determinant work of art of the Heroes' Square (Hősök tere). 14 renowned figures of the Hungarian history found their place in this composition, which has been redesigned on several occasions. In the middle the spirit of victory personified by Archangel Gabriel stands on top of a 36 metre-tall column. The statues of Chieftain Árpád and the six other conquering tribe leaders on horseback stand around the pedestal of the column. Above the rows of pillars there are two statues groups on each side. Within the butt piers of the colonnade are the two horse chariots of War and Peace (on the photo the statue of war visible). (Source: vendégváró & wikipedia)
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snunney (105467) 2011-06-21 2:52
A great composition of this impressive monument. The group of people chatting are well included; contributing to the atmosphere of the shot and providing a sense of scale. Fine technical presentation.
dip (23890) 2011-06-21 3:02
amazing details of the monument,
this is really an impressive art work,nice capture also of the daily life scene!
ymrk (15085) 2011-06-21 3:38
very great one, György!
A good framing and spectecular use of the light!creative idea that you had taken on this angle.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-06-21 5:11
The note summarizes in a interesting and effective way this history of Hungary. The monument honors in a spectacular way these military and proud leaders. The light, the colors, the neatness, people contribute to the quality of the photo. Bravo.
Sergiom (87099) 2011-06-21 5:19
Le plan horizontal semble couper l'élévation du monument en coupant la colonne qui s'élčve dan sle ciel, mais on voit bien tous ces chevaliers absolument magnifiques.
holmertz (58234) 2011-06-21 9:18
The line of people around the monument complement very nicely the line of green sculptures. The monument has acquired a special brightness against the dark sky. Colours and sharpness are as usual first class.
vasilpro (41661) 2011-06-21 9:29
Wonderful composition with these interesting sculptures, a beautiful historical monument, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very good clarity and sharpness.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
bema (26425) 2011-06-21 9:33
another beautiful "square-view", perfectly composed and a real good saturated picture..
thnaks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd
siamesa (28123) 2011-06-21 10:09
Boa tarde George
I like the color of the statues that has a nice effect in the monument. Excellent register and a very educational note.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-06-21 11:44
Lovely shot of this great monument. I like those green sculptures and the people chatting around. Well composed with great sharpness.
Graal (103038) 2011-06-23 0:39
Jó napot George,
another interesting place in Budapest. Good note and presentation of monument. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (77629) 2011-06-23 3:04
Special regards to the soft light and colors!
Sharpness, chosen pov, horizontal format, black & white borders, contrasts and composition also pleased me! It kind of bothers me though not being able to see the top of that column, part of that monument in the fg!
dkmurphys (63625) 2011-06-23 7:15
Fine urban scene, attractive and picturesque monument for a perfect background. Well catch, have a nice evening.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-21 2:33