Photographer's Note

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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Additional Photos by Barnabas Bozoki (bbarna) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 43 W: 5 N: 440] (1295)
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