Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hard history

Budapest's Terror Museum is housed in the

building that once was the headquarters 

of the secret police of both the Nazi and the 
Communist governments.  It's not easy to take 
in the horrors that the Hungarians experienced 
during the mid-20th-century, but I think  every (adult) 
visitor to this city should do exactly that.  
Along with the Anne Frank house, in Amsterdam, 
this is one of the most powerful places I've ever visited.

[It's Shadow Shot Sunday. To see more, go here.]


  1. Amazing photo with the sun shining through that awning. Museums like this might keep people from ever making the political mistakes of the past. We can only hope these lessons have been learned. Strong post.

  2. Great shadow! Scary word to see though.

  3. Wow....did not know of this place. Budapest is just a hop, skip, and jump from here, so I should go see it. Been to Anne Frank house years ago.

  4. It was a powerful museum and the photos mounted around the building are only a prelude to the activities that took place here.

    Love this photo, Alexa, and I would visit again.


  5. I knew a young man, Pete, in the mid 1960's. Pete escaped along with his older brother from Hungary during the Communist era. His story was horror filled. What an amazing building.


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