Project 365: Day 247 – The parliament. Even for the blind.


5th March 2015 – Budapest, Hungary

In a large square, housing the Orsaghaz and a plethora
Of statues of mighty stalwarts, I was more than humbled.
But it was not the mighty gothic facades and domes
That had me amazed. It was something of a much smaller build.
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The miniature parliament – Budapest, Hungary

I went out to see the Hungarian parliament building today. I didn’t even go inside, but my whole day went in seeing the parliament and surroundings.
The Orsaghaz, or the parliament building, is one of the prime tourist attractions of Hungary. But what makes it more amazing is the Kossuth Lajos Square, where it is located. Apart from the Parliament building, the number of historically significant buildings in this area is remarkable. These include the Kossuth memorial (memorial to former president Lajos Kossuth), a statue of Francis Rakoczi (leader of Hungarian uprising), a statue of Attila Josef (Hungarian poet) and a memorial of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.
I clicked a lot of pictures around the square, and the parliament, only confusing me further. Which one would I choose for the day? And then I saw a remarkable thing. The parliament had a miniature version in the east-end, complete with markings in braille for the blind to understand it better. I have seen quite a few landmark buildings on this project so far, but this was the first building I saw which took accessibility to a bigger extent.
So, it was not surprising that I choose the miniature parliament to the actual one today.
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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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