This is the best known of several beautiful swimming pools and thermal baths in Budapest. According to Wikipedia this is “.. the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs, their temperature is 74 °C and 77 °C, respectively”. The medical bath and indoor pools are in the architecturally notable building seen behind the pools. In the foreground are the children pool. Appropriately the largest bath is named after the “greatest Hungarian”, Count István Széchenyi (1979-1860), who financed and promoted the development of Hungary after centuries of decline, starting in 1526 with the Turkish occupation. The impressive baroque building was designed by the noted architect Gyozo Czigler in 1903, but unfortunately did live to see its opening in 1913. I put a 1967 picture of the main entrance to the bath into the Workshop.
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DINOZOR (16428) 2012-12-31 8:26
Je ne comprends pas que cette photo n'ait pas encore reçu un seul point vert!
je la trouve non seulement bien cadrée mais aussi et surtout pleine d'intéręt sur un plan documentaire pour montrer un aspect de ton pays et de Budapest en particulier.
Happy new year.
jacquest (19005) 2013-01-07 8:53
If the purpose of this image is to show lot's of people having fun, well, you did it just right. The positioning of the background building is very well done and the distance through this sea of people creates good deepness. Colors are natural under a good light. It is not easy to take that kind of pictures in a crowded place and respect privacy, which you did very well.