There is so much more architectually beautiful to see in Budapest: more photos (I am sorry, just fascinating).
Not only the Gresham Palace, also shown in the second Budapest entry of this blog, is a great example of Budapest Art Nouveau. The Modern & Breitner Building, on Deak Ferenc square, was built in 1911, too early for Art Deco, although on websites frequently linked to this style. Yet, there are plenty of elements that remind me of the Cubism we saw in the Czech Republic last year, and which is often seen as a precursor for Art Deco. Definitely Art Nouveau – I think – is the building on Vorosmarty Square called Kasselik-haz (Kasselik House), also from 1911. It was built for unemployed and for orphans of civil servants. Imagine something like that today.
The brick apartments along Karoly Boulevard, one of the main thoroughfares through Budapest, are Art Deco, although perhaps less spectacular that some of the individual buildings. There is this red building, with a half-round tower at the corner, which is of more interest, because of its tiny decorations under the half-tower, and the various window decorations. The arch under a building complex at Madach Square, at the entrance of the Jewish quarter, is a great example of Art Deco, and so are the buildings in the street behind, with their rounded, but geometrical balconies.
I also have a few more pictures of the Parizi Udvar (see also Budapest 2), that I want to include.