THEME DAY: Something that is about to disappear soon

Day of Marianna in Hungary. They say the name was created from Maria and Anna.
Palace Again it is the THEME DAY for DP family: Something that is about to disappear soon. The photo I am posting today was taken in the Palace of Buda. This building was a jail used by the Habsburgs in the XIXth Century and then after 1945 it was used by the US. Somehow, it became the property of the US government.(Nowadays, they say that the US Marine guys are living there but I've never seen any of them). For some reasons, they didn't touch it at all since 1945. So even in 2006, you can see the signs of the ''II. World War'' and ''1956'' on this wall : the holes made by bullets.

And why did I say it is about to disappear soon? Because it seems the US Government will return the building to Hungary and the government will probably reconstruct it. And I am optimistic that no more bullets will make holes on these walls anymore......so it is about to disappear soon.....

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About the previous question of my game:
The right answer was B, 60!

(Congratulations for those who found it out. And don't worry if you've not. The game will last till 12th of November even if you've joined later, you still have a chance for the prize! Just answer in my comments box, and you are AUTOMATICALLY playing;)


The question for today:

How we call Hungary in Hungarian language?
A: Olaszország
B: Oroszország
C: Magyarország

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Do check out wonderful THEME DAY photos of the other 61 fellow Daily Photobloggers who are participating in the 1st November theme as follows:

Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

Porto -Seattle WA USA (Kim) -London, UK -Greenville, SC -Albuquerque, NM (USA) -St Paul Kate -ShangHai, China -Phoenix, Az -Twin Cities, MN -Sequim, WA -Stayton, OR, USA -Bandung (Indonesia) -Dallas, USA -Stavanger (Norway) -Singapore (zannnie) -Budapest (Hungary) -Paris (France) -Tuzla (BiH) -Melbourne, (Aust.) -Auckland, New Zealand Singapore (Raymond) -Dubai UAE (DXBluey) -Vantaa, Finland -Oshawa, Ontario, Canada -St. Paul MN Carol -Singapore (Keropok) -Delta Colorado, USA -Rotterdam (Netherlands -Queens, NY (USA) -Tenerife (Spain) -Santiago (Chile) -Nelson, New Zealand -( Japan ) -Hyde (UK) Sydney (Sally) -Manila, Philippines -Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) -Nottingham UK -Brussels, Belgium -Sharon, CT (USA) -Sydney Australia (Nathalie) -Edinburgh, Scotland -Evry, France -San Diego, CA (USA) -Santa Clara, CA (USA) -Saarbrücken, Germany -Joplin, MO (USA) -Indianapolis,IN (USA) -Trujillo (Peru) - Barcelona (Spain) -Berlin (Germany) - Vancouver, BC (Canada) -Trier (Germany) - Houston, TX (USA) - Joensuu,(Finland) - Jakarta, Indonesia - Van Buren (AR USA)- Macky (Kyoto, Japan)- Macky (Tokyo, Japan) - Wilf (Réal, France) - Kala (Honolulu, Hawai'i)

25 comments:

John said...

Wow that's amzing that it still remains like that, a wonderful posting for the theme!

Bunyamin Najmi said...

Nice choose for Something that is about to disappear soon

Lachezar said...

I like your photograph, the colours and texture of the materials. For the rest, I respect when people keep history, bullet holes and all.

As for Hungary in Hungarian, that's easy: Magyarország :)

All the best

dutchie said...

Interesting post Zsolt!

Jazzy said...

that's a great building and i like your optimism, it's a shame it's been sitting like this for so long.

the answer to today’s question is:
C: Magyarország

Mimmu said...

The great post !thanks for it.
I agree with your optimism.

Jazzy said...

that's a great building and i like your optimism, it's a shame it's been sitting like this for so long.

the answer to today’s question is:
C: Magyarország

zannnie said...

Magyarország :)

This is like a ''Pre-Entrance Quiz'' for me (go figure;))

Jazzy said...

that's a great building and i like your optimism, it's a shame it's been sitting like this for so long.

the answer to today’s question is:
C: Magyarország

Olivier said...

Tres belle photo, impressionnante cette prison.

je vote pour le c) Magyarország. meme si cela me parait trop evident


Very beautiful photograph, impressive this prison. I vote for c) Magyarország. same if that appears too obvious to me

Jing said...

hey...nice composition and colour!!
:))
like this small window as the center of this photo!!
great photo~~
...Jing

btw:
answer is C.right?? :P

Nathalie said...

I remember from my days at school that the Hungarians were called Magyars. I'll go for C.
Beautiful photo too!

Carol said...

May you never experience bullets flying through your town ever again.

Answer to question: C.

Ackworth Born said...

I imagine the answer is C because I was once a stamp-collector and recall the name Magyar on stamps!

What an education pursuit philately was!

Keropok Man said...

This is the first time I have seen a wall with bullet holes. Great choice for Theme Day.

maiylah said...

beautiful!!
like lachezar, i respect when people keep their history, too..bullet holes and all. :)

Irredento Urbanita said...

Thanx for the info about the flag in my photoblog. Your story is really fantastic. Those holes caused by bullets in II world war are difficult to find in a postcard, I guess.

A hug from Barcelona

Kim said...

Great photo of this. I remember seeing bullet holes in buildings in Paris left as a permanent reminder of struggles overcome. I wonder what will become of this facade when the title changes hands?
Barcelona had a photo of Hungarians in the streets of Spain. I think they might have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the liberation? Did Spain's king get injured recently in Budapest during a riot that broke out during the celebrations there? Thanks,
-Kim

Meg Nakagawa said...

I love the reflection of the flower beds on the window, and the design of the grating (is that what you cal it?) on the window.

I'm going to go with C because it looks like the name of the country shown on your postage stamps.

kaa said...

thw window grill drew my attention first. it is beautiful.. interesting story about the building..

James said...

Thank you for this beautiful post. While I'm sure it is great that the Americans are leaving, I can't say I agree with patching up the holes. They're your history, right? The Americans have inadvertantly given you a great gift of a building untouched for over 60 years! Preservation of '45 and '56 has occured natuarlly through neglect....it would be a great shame if this tiny piece of history were to disappear.

GiuCe said...

a nice detail of the building and a piece of history...

-giu-

Bill said...

There is a building outside Manassas Virginia that still has a canon ball embedded in the outside wall from the civil war. It lends character!

Kate said...

Lots of good comments that I can't improve upon, but thanks again for showing us the building and reminding us of its history.

Anonymous said...

I would prefer if it stayed exactly as it is! It IS history!

Too often the old is replaced with the new....