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Hungary: Photoblogging

As the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Budapest is less than one week away, and after introducing a few Hungarian food blogs, we have been now browsing through Hungarian photoblogs. There are many of them and the quality is very high, so here's just a little sample.

Probably the most popular photoblog on Budapest is Budapest Daily Photo, by the same author as The Budapest Guide. Moreover, his photos can also be viewed in his Flickr account.

The two photos below are from Budapest Daily Photo, the left one is of St Lázsló (Saint Ladislaus):

Ladislaus is one of the most respected kings of Hungary. Following a long period of civil wars, he strengthened the royal power in his kingdom by introducing severe legislation. After his canonisation, Ladislaus became the model of the chivalrous king in Hungary.

The photo on the right is of a tree sign that he found on the János-Hill in Buda.

The multimedia blog Explore Hungary often has photosets of trips, the latest one being the Szamos Marzipan Museum in Szentendre. The author also has a Flickr photostream where lots of photos of Hungary and Budapest can be found, such as the one below of a building facade in Budapest.

Ervin Sperla's photoblog has some impressive photos of Budapest, such as the one below of a new bridge being built over the Danube. A whole photoset of the bridge can be also found on his Flickr photostream.

Another artistic photoblog is Naked Eye, where the photo below of an Impala car in the center of Budapest is taken from. His recent photos also include an image taken with a pinhole camera, and two images of the Hungarian dish Lecsó.

Dimi's Fotolog has both colour and black and white pictures of random scenes in Budapest, capturing daily moments of unexpected intimacy and truth. The picture below is taken from this surprising Fotolog.

Another interesting photoblog is Andrey's, which has several photos of Budapest's cafés such as this one below.

Several Hungarian photoblogs can also be found on Aminus3, a high-quality photoblog hosting. For example, user Flmstrp has photos of lively people taken in and around Budapest, or beautiful night cityscapes such as this one below.

And for those that didn't find enough Hungary photos in those photoblogs, they can explore the Hungary Starts Here Flickr Pool, where photos such as the one below of Budapest Keleti railway station can be found.

4 comments

  • Ljubisa Bojic

    This is great story. I am about to start my trip towards Budapest. See you there!

  • Great selections, many thanks! I’d just add also http://randomstreet.net, a great photoblog.

  • bm

    Great story and very good selection, I’d add another Hungarian photoblog, one of my favorites…http://bp.underground.hu/ (most photos these days are from France, but this blog is a must from Hungary)

  • Jez, I wanted to add Random Street but for a few days while I was writing this post it was down, so I wasn’t sure if it existed anymore…

    Bm, I found the one you mention too but didn’t include it because of not having any photos from Hungary recently.

    Thanks to both!

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