Rákóczi street 80.

Day of Lukács in Hungary. Comes from the Latin Lucas which means: man from Luciana.
Rákóczi801 This is a typical house viewed from within, in the downtown of Budapest. Interestingly in Budapest social "classes" weren't segregated geographically. This type of buildings are good example of it. In the early 1900s you could find people from the working class (means factory workers) living in the cellar of this buildings under terrible circumstances. Downstairs maybe some stores, shops, services with their owners living behind the store. The first floor and the large apartments having windows to the street-front was for rich citizens, for bureaucrats, officers and the rest behind for the maids serving them. Almost the whole society was represented in a building like this.

13 comments:

Kris said...

typical? they have certainly kept it well ..Love it!
again, I'll be jotting down this address ;)

Zsolt72 said...

Kris..the structure is typical..not the condition:) Unfortunatelly mostly these old buildings are in very bad conditions.

Carlos said...

Excellent post. Beautiful architecture complemented with a good history lesson. These are the ones I like most.

macky said...

Very interesting system. In Edo, the name of old Tokyo, people had lived differently up to the classes.

John - Melbourne said...

That is a beautiful image, well done!

Keropok Man said...

Well written too. Just like a Discovery Channel documentary.

Jing said...

:)
Um...nice shot!and it reminds me some old buildings in Beijing.it is called "si4 he2 yuan4".(四合院)
nice shot!!!
...Jing

Carol said...

The building is very beautiful and I loved reading about how the classes were divided up.

Dawn said...

Very interesting info, the photo is beautiful!!! Are the different classes still living like this today or has it changed?

Meg Nakagawa said...

And are they all so beautifully kept up? I know with my gardening skills I would never be allowed near here.

Zsolt72 said...

thank you all for the comments:)

Dawn..nowdays of course its not like this anymore. Even in Budapest is true the phrase: "Tell me your address and I will tell who you are." So "classes" are more separated.

Kala said...

you have such a great knowledge of this place, its really impressive! I wish I could provide bette historical facts like this.

Eric said...

I'm still catching up with your photos, but this one is really beautiful. May have to make a trip over there soon.