Last sunday was a very bright and sunny day. The ideal weather condition to take a bike tour, if you don’t suffer the warm climate.  I went till Szentendre, the town on the Danube which is famous to be a sort of artists citadel.

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The path till Szentendre is close to the river and is a mix between concrete and grass in-wood . Absolutely easy if you are a little bit in training:

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The town (maybe littel city, since inhabitants are about 22.000) has a small city center with several small and strict streets and small houses, much more close to the transylvanian ones, wich were so beloved by Karoly Kos. Here, no massive buildings are present, at least in the very city center. The peripheral is just like evry middle sized cities:

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As far as the Secession is concerned, nothing really noticeable, with the exception of a couple of buildings in which are present some frieze and symbolistic decorations as those which fullfills tons of buildings in Budapest:

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However the very attractive aspect of this small city is the impressive amount of art galleries and museums one can find there. Well, some of them seem build up to hook tourists,  with some common piece of the hungarian folklore items. There are, on the contrary, some galleries with noticeable pieces. At first, the Tibor Boromisza museum and birth house, in which a small number of his masterpieces are present, but really worth a visit because are important works as far as the transition between the Secession and the Art Deco is concerned. Moreover, Boromisza was member of the Nagybanya “fouve” artistic community as well as a follower of the socalled eastern european activism, artistic m0vement influenced by the socialist ideas:

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And, of course, several other galleries in which are present works of hungarian artists in a period between the late Art Deco till contemporary:

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And sculptures as well, which are more than influenced by the curves of the art nouveau and by the worship of the feminine …

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