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Raptor in bronze

This is a wonderful city...art and history surround you everywhere. This hunting scene is called the Matthias fountain and depicts the legend of Llonka by the Hungarian sculptor #alajosstróbl It is a monumental work of art. The fountain recalls a story from the era of King Matthias Corvinus.
King Matthias often went hunting incognito. One day, when he and his friends were on a hunting trip, he met the beautiful peasant girl Szép Llonka. They fell in love at first sight. Matthias never revealed his true identity to her but instead, before leaving to return to his Palace, he made Llonka promise to come and visit him in Buda.
As soon as she was able, Ilonka made plans and set off for Buda but when she arrived, a large crowd had gathered to welcome the king from a victorious battle. Ilonka immediately recognised Matthias, in armour on his horse and was shocked to realise she had fallen in love with the king. Raised a simple peasant girl, she was certain she could never marry him and returned to her home on foot@consumed with sorrow. Shortly after, she tragically died from a broken heart.

Two weeks later the king, who hadn't noticed Ilonka in the crowd, went back to her house, only to find it empty.#budapest #history #matthiascorvinus #hungary #art #sculpture #lovelovelove #castlebuda #fountain #legend

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This is a wonderful city...art and history surround you everywhere. This hunting scene is called the Matthias fountain and depicts the legend of Llonka by the Hungarian sculptor #alajosstróbl It is a monumental work of art. The fountain recalls a story from the era of King Matthias Corvinus.
King Matthias often went hunting incognito. One day, when he and his friends were on a hunting trip, he met the beautiful peasant girl Szép Llonka. They fell in love at first sight. Matthias never revealed his true identity to her but instead, before leaving to return to his Palace, he made Llonka promise to come and visit him in Buda.
As soon as she was able, Ilonka made plans and set off for Buda but when she arrived, a large crowd had gathered to welcome the king from a victorious battle. Ilonka immediately recognised Matthias, in armour on his horse and was shocked to realise she had fallen in love with the king. Raised a simple peasant girl, she was certain she could never marry him and returned to her home on foot@consumed with sorrow. Shortly after, she tragically died from a broken heart.

Two weeks later the king, who hadn't noticed Ilonka in the crowd, went back to her house, only to find it empty.#budapest #history #matthiascorvinus #hungary #art #sculpture #lovelovelove #castlebuda #fountain #legend

Mátyás Kútja (The Matthias fountain), a fountain featuring King Mátyás Corvinus and his hunting party. Alajos Stróbl's Neo-Baroque masterpiece is one of the most frequently photographed landmarks in the Hungarian capital. It is sometimes called the ’Trevi Fountain of Budapest’. King Mátyás is standing on the highest rock in hunting attire. He is holding a crossbow in his right hand and a huge dead stag lies at his feet. On the lower rocks a henchman blows his horn and the leader of the hunting group rests sitting on a boulder with his back towards the viewer. Three hounds complete the central group.

There are two more bronze figures on the sides of the basin. They are connected to the central group with gestures and gazes but they have their own plinths. On the right is Szép Ilonka (Helen the Fair), heroine of a famous 19th century ballad by Mihály Vörösmarty. According to the ballad, the peasant girl Ilonka and Mátyás fell in love when he was hunting incognito. When Ilonka found out his true identity and assumed that this was an impossible love, she died of a broken heart . The girl is looking towards the king protecting her tame fawn from the hunters. On the right (not shown in this photo) is the Italian chronicler Galeotto Marzio who lived in King Mátyás court. A dog is resting at his feet and a falcon sits on his arm. (Source: Wikipedia) #latergram #Budapest#Magyarország#latergrams #Hungary#sculptures#budacastle#fountains#budaivár#alajosstróbl#travelawesome#discoverbudapest#discoverhungary#discovereurope#europe_vacations#traveltheworld#sculpture#amazingsculpture#🇭🇺

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